A mathematical and numerical model to predict the non-linear behaviour of concrete as multiphase porous material is proposed. The model can be usefully applied to several practical cases: evaluation of concrete performance in the high temperature range, e.g. during fire, to early stages of maturing of massive concrete structures, to shotcrete in tunnelling, and to durability. All the important phase changes of water and chemical reactions, i.e. adsorption-desorption, condensation-evaporation, and hydration-dehydration, as well as the related heat and mass sources or sinks are considered. Changes of the material properties caused by temperature and pressure changes, concrete damage or carbonation, fresh concrete hardening, as well as coupling between thermal, hygral and mechanical phenomena are taken into account. This model further allows to incorporate sorption hysteresis. Some relevant applications of the model will be shown in this work.

A Multiphase Model for Concrete: Numerical Solutions and Industrial Applications

PESAVENTO, FRANCESCO
2006

Abstract

A mathematical and numerical model to predict the non-linear behaviour of concrete as multiphase porous material is proposed. The model can be usefully applied to several practical cases: evaluation of concrete performance in the high temperature range, e.g. during fire, to early stages of maturing of massive concrete structures, to shotcrete in tunnelling, and to durability. All the important phase changes of water and chemical reactions, i.e. adsorption-desorption, condensation-evaporation, and hydration-dehydration, as well as the related heat and mass sources or sinks are considered. Changes of the material properties caused by temperature and pressure changes, concrete damage or carbonation, fresh concrete hardening, as well as coupling between thermal, hygral and mechanical phenomena are taken into account. This model further allows to incorporate sorption hysteresis. Some relevant applications of the model will be shown in this work.
2006
Mathematics in Industry
9783540280729
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