XXI International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Warsaw, Poland, August 15-21, 2004

Thermo - Hydro - Chemical - Mechanical Analysis of Concrete at High Temperatures

Stefano Dal Pont (1), B. A. Schrefler (2), A. Ehrlacher (1)
1. ENPC-LAMI, Marne La Valle, France
2. Universita di Padova, Padova, Italy

This paper presents an experimental and numerical analysis of a hollow cylinder submitted to high temperatures. The evaluation of heat and mass transfers, evolution of the phases constituting the porous medium, mechanical performances of concrete are taken into account in a full three phases coupled analysis. A hollow cylinder has been heated up to 523.15$K$ (250$^{\circ}C$) at a 5$K/h$ velocity on the internal side and submitted to gas pressure/temperature measurements. A numerical simulation of the cylinder has been performed, showing a good correlation with the experimental observations.

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