Settlement shrinkage | Article about settlement shrinkage by The Free Dictionary
The volume reduction in concrete prior to its final set, caused by the settling of the solids.
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Used in conjunction with steel, it is intended to reduce the formation of shrinkage cracks prior to initial set and reduce settlement shrinkage
The specific objectives are: (a) to determine the processes of settlement shrinkage
and abandonment across England; (b) to contextualise changes in settlement patterns within wider transformations of land-use within distinct regions in the longue duree perspective; (c) to explore the cultural and environmental context of settlement evolution (and extinction) across northern and central Europe to determine the impact of these factors on communities.