Properties of concrete - modulus of elasticity for normal weight concrete

Description

The modulus of elasticity of concrete is a function of the modulus of elasticity of the aggregates and the cement matrix and their relative proportions. The modulus of elasticity of concrete is relatively constant at low stress levels but starts decreasing at higher stress levels as matrix cracking develops. The elastic modulus of the hardened paste may be in the order of 10-30 GPa and aggregates about 45 to 85 GPa. The concrete composite is then in the range of 30 to 50 GPa.

The modulus of elasticity for normal weight concrete (wc=0.145 kips per cubic feet).

Related formulas

Variables

Ecmodulus of elasticity of concrete (dimensionless)
fccompressive strength of concrete at 28 days) (dimensionless)