Title: Multiscale Thermoelastic Analysis of the Thermal Expansion Coefficient and of Microscopic Thermal Stresses of Mature Concrete
Language: English
Authors: Wang, Hui 
Mang, Herbert
Yuan, Yong 
Pichler, Bernhard L. 
Category: Research Article
Keywords: concrete; thermal expansion; microstresses; thermoelastic; temperature
Issue Date: 2019
Journal: materials
The thermal expansion coefficient and the microscopic thermal stresses of mature concrete depend on its microstructural composition and the internal relative humidity. This dependence is determined by means of thermoelastic multiscale analysis of concrete. The underlying multiscale model enables two types of scale transition. Firstly, bottom-up homogenization allows for the quantification of the thermal expansion coefficient and the elastic stiffness of concrete based on the Mori-Tanaka scheme. Secondly, top-down scale concentration gives access to the volume averaged stresses experienced by the cement paste, the fine and the coarse aggregates and, furthermore, to the stress states of the interfacial transition zones covering the aggregates. The proposed model is validated by comparing the predicted thermal expansion coefficient of concrete with independent sets of experimental measurements. Finally, sensitivity analyses are carried out to evaluate the influence of the volumetric composition and the internal relative humidity of concrete on the thermal expansion coefficient and the microscopic thermal stresses.
DOI: 10.3390/ma12172689
Library ID: AC15534588
URN: urn:nbn:at:at-ubtuw:3-7916
ISSN: 1996-1944
Organisation: E202 - Institut für Mechanik der Werkstoffe und Strukturen 
Publication Type: Article
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