A Review on the Effect of Environmental Conditions on Concrete Evaporation and Bleeding

  • İlker Bekir Topçu
  • Burak Işıkdağ
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 7)


The formation of plastic shrinkage crack increases on the fresh concrete placed in hot and windy conditions. The cracks affect the durability of the concrete in a negative way. This type of cracking is mostly seen on slabs, pavements, beams and other flat concrete surfaces. Many factors influence evaporation, which is the main source of cracks. Evaporation is the function of climatic variables like relative humidity, temperature and speed of wind. In this study, experimental results of plastic shrinkage obtained from the literature are examined and compared to predict the effect of environmental conditions on evaporation and bleeding of concrete.


Concrete Evaporation Bleeding Humidity Temperature 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Civil EngineeringEskişehir Osmangazi UniversityEskişehirTurkey
  2. 2.Porsuk Vocational School, Department of ConstructionAnadolu UniversityEskişehirTurkey

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