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Joint Activation

Summary

Joint Activation - An induced joint is activated when it cracks and starts to open.

Technical Information

Joint Activation

The time it will take for a joint to activate is quite hard to predict and is dependent on a number of factors such as the rate of slab shrinkage etc.

It is ideal for all induced joints in a slab to activate simultaneously as this helps ensure that no dominant joints form. However, this doesn’t always happen.

Related Definitions

Formed Joint , Joint Layout , Dormant Joint , Jointed Bay , Induced Joint

Resources

Sawcut Joints In Industrial Slabs - www.concreteconstruction.net

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