plain concrete

plain concrete

[′plān kän′krēt]
(civil engineering)
Concrete without reinforcement but often with light steel to reduce shrinkage and temperature cracking.

plain concrete, unreinforced concrete

1. Concrete without reinforcement or reinforced only for shrinkage or temperature changes.
2. Concrete without some other specific admixture or element, in contrast with concrete containing such an admixture or element, e.g., non-air-entrained concrete.
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Analysis of Cracking in Jointed Plain Concrete Pavements (Summary Report) Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-16-073
The fracture resistance of the material is expressed in terms of the fracture toughness of the plain concrete and the shear stress due to the FPZ.
From the test results furnished in Table VI, it can be observed that the hybrid fibre reinforced concrete specimens exhibit increase in load carrying capacity when compared to the plain concrete.
That plain concrete shaft will be at the heart of Liverpool's newest tall building, the X1 The Quarter tower.
This is a plain concrete wall and is also in desperate need of brightening up.
Nasra, "Optimizing the use of sodium polyacrylate in plain concrete," International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, vol.
The Member chapters, the heart of the reorganized ACI 318-14, include One-Way Slabs; Two-Way Slabs; Beams; Columns; Walls; Diaphragms (new); Foundations; and, Plain Concrete Members, as appropriate.
Rather than a typical plain concrete box, the OSU South Campus central chiller is outfitted with 177 dichroic glass fins and dichroic glass boxes that reflect and transmit sunlight across its fagade throughout the day.
5 mm, 100% 25 mm, and 100% 50 mm long fibres, respectively, over plain concrete mix at 28 days of curing.
Two types of reinforcement--primary and secondary--are designed in order to avoid the sudden failure of a plain concrete corbel.