A method of two-scale chemo-thermal-mechanical coupling for concrete

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2011
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Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Plasticity, COMPLAS 2011
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1626 - 1637
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The Alkali Silica Reaction(ASR) is one of the most important reasons to cause damage in cementitious constructions, which can be attributed to the expansion of hydrophilic gel produced in the reaction. In this contribution, the chemical extent is described depending on the temperature and it has influences on damage parameters. Expansions of the gel are assumed to only happen in the micropores of Hardened Cement Paste. Afterwards, the homogenization of damage in the microscale is initialized and the effective damage can be applied in the mesoscale directly. Moreover, parameter identification is implemented to extract the effective inelastic consititutive equation. In all, 3D multiscale chemo-thermo-mechanical coupled model is set up to describe the damage in the concrete due to ASR.

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