The Influence of Temperature Change on Crack Openings in a Reinforced Concrete Shell of Pressure Piping at Kruonis Pumped Storage Power Plant

  • Raimondas Šadzevičius Aleksandras Stulginskis University
  • Vincas Gurskis Aleksandras Stulginskis University
  • Rytis Skominas Aleksandras Stulginskis University
  • Tatjana Sankauskienė Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Keywords: temperature change, hydraulic structures, reinforced concrete pipes, cracks

Abstract

Cracks are classified according to their geometry (length, width and depth), statistical parameters (mean and variance of the number of cracks per unit area), crack riskiness for structures, etc. In this paper, crack openings in a reinforced concrete shell of the pressure piping at Kruonis Pumped Storage Power Plant, which appeared due to temperature change, are analysed. Detailed analysis of cracks and deformations due to temperature changes was performed after the evaluation of the technical state of the pipeline. Specific illustrations, calculations and guidance for repair of these deteriorations were offered.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.erem.72.3.14865

Author Biographies

Raimondas Šadzevičius, Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Institute of Hydraulic Engineering, Faculty of Water and Land management
Vincas Gurskis, Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Institute of Hydraulic Engineering, Faculty of Water and Land management
Rytis Skominas, Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Institute of Hydraulic Engineering, Faculty of Water and Land management
Tatjana Sankauskienė, Aleksandras Stulginskis University
Institute of Hydraulic Engineering, Faculty of Water and Land management
Published
2017-03-06
Section
Articles