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Modelling the temperature, maturity and moisture content in a drying concrete block

Charpin, J. and Myers, T. and Sjoberg, A. and Ballim, Y. (2006) Modelling the temperature, maturity and moisture content in a drying concrete block. [Study Group Report]

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Abstract

In this paper we continue work from a previous Study Group in developing a model for the maturation of concrete. The model requires equations describing the temperature, moisture content and maturity (or amount of cement that has reacted with the water). Non-dimensionalisation is used to simplify the model and provide simple analytical solutions which are valid for early time maturation. A numerical scheme is also developed and simulations carried out for maturation over one day and then two months. For the longer simulation we also investigate the effect of building the block in a single pour or two stages.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Materials
Study Groups:Mathematics in Industry Study Groups in South Africa > MISGSA 2006: University of the Witwatersrand (23rd - 27th January 2006)
ID Code:548
Deposited By:Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:01 Feb 2012 18:03
Last Modified:01 Feb 2012 18:03

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