Shrinkage-Reduced High Performance Concrete

  1. Prof. F. H. Wittmann
  1. Peter Schwesinger and
  2. Günter Sickert

Published Online: 23 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527606211.ch5

Materials for Buildings and Structures, Volume 6

Materials for Buildings and Structures, Volume 6

How to Cite

Schwesinger, P. and Sickert, G. (2005) Shrinkage-Reduced High Performance Concrete, in Materials for Buildings and Structures, Volume 6 (ed F. H. Wittmann), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606211.ch5

Editor Information

  1. ETH Zürich, Institut für Baustoffe, Werkstoffchemie und Korrosion, ETH Hönggerberg, HIF E12, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301256

Online ISBN: 9783527606214



  • materials for buildings and structures;
  • shrinkage-reduced high performance concrete;
  • lightweight aggregates


Even though there are numerous research projects on high performance normal weight concrete (HPC) only little is known on the long-term behaviour of those concrete whose dense aggregates content is partly (HPLWAC) or completely (HPLC) replaced by lightweight aggregates. In this cases the interaction of a high performance matrix and the water stored in the pore system of the LWA and their influences on creep and especially on shrinkage were of particularly interest. In pursuance of this aim a comparison between high performance concrete without and with LWA – both in the same range of strength – was needed. Besides this the influence of sealed and unsealed specimen surfaces has been investigated. The deformation measurements for shrinkage were started at an age of 20 … 28 h; the early age shrinkage was not observed.