Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

'Transient thermal creep' of concrete: intrinsic behaviour or structural effect?

G. Mounajeda, H. Boussaa,*, F. Grondina,b, A. Menoua,c
aMOCAD Division - CSTB, France bLM2S - University Paris 6, France cLCSR - CNRS, University Orléans, France

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The aim of this study is to model the damage mechanisms of concrete and to investigate the behavior of concrete specimens when they are simultaneously subjected to a constant compressive load and to high temperature. To show the structural effect of such loading, numerical simulations of the experimental tests carried out by Holst [1] have been performed.

Keywords:  Transient thermal creep; Thermal damage; Multi-scale model; High temperature; Micro macro approach

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