Poisson’s Ratio of High-Performance Concrete.

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This article outlines an experimental and numerical study on Poisson’s ratio of High Performance Concrete, HPC, subjected to air or sealed curing. Eight qualities of concrete (about 100 cylinders and 900 cubes) were studied, young and in the mature state. The concretes contained between 5 and 10% silica fume, and two concretes in addition contained air-entrainment. Parallel studies of strength and internal relative humidity were carried out. The results indicate that Poisson’s ratio of HPC is slightly smaller than that of Normal Strength Concrete, NSC. Analyses of the influence of maturity, type of aggregate and moisture on Poisson’s ratio are also presented. The project was carried out from 1991 to 1998.


  • Bertil Persson
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Materials Engineering


  • Creep (C), Elastic Moduli (C), Long-Term Performance (C), Mechanical Properties (C), High-Performance Concrete (E)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1647-1653
JournalCement and Concrete Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Publication categoryResearch