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The effect of the nonuniform drying shrinkage on the deformational behavior of concrete is investigated by the finite element analysis with concrete elements. A concrete element is a kind of complex element made up of a number of finite elements to represent the inhomogeneous internal structure of concrete. From the numerical simulation for a num ber of model concrete specimens subjected to drying, the distributions of moisture and cracking are obtained. Then, the amount of cracks which indicates the damage of concrete is statistically analyzed.