Dynamic Measurements for Determining Poisson’s Ratio of Young Concrete

Lamis Ahmed 1
  • 1 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Concrete Structures, , SE-100 44, STOCKHOLM, Sweden


Knowledge of the elastic properties of concrete at early age is often a pre-requisite for numerical calculations. This paper discusses the use of a laboratory technique for determining Poisson’s ratio at early concrete age. A non-destructive test set-up using the impact resonance method has been tested and evaluated. With the method, it has been possible to obtain results already at 7 hours of concrete age. Poisson’s ratio is found to decrease sharply during the first 24 hours to reach a value of 0.08 and then increase to approximately 0.15 after seven days.

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