The Influence of Temperature Change on Crack Openings in a Reinforced Concrete Shell of Pressure Piping at Kruonis Pumped Storage Power Plant
Keywords:temperature change, hydraulic structures, reinforced concrete pipes, cracks
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.
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