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CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
Edited by: Y. Tsompanakis, P. Iványi and B.H.V. Topping
Rheology and Simulation of Self Compacting Concrete Flow
B. Patzák1, L.N. Thrane2 and F. Kolarík1
1Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
B. Patzák, L.N. Thrane, F. Kolarík, "Rheology and Simulation of Self Compacting Concrete Flow", in Y. Tsompanakis, P. Iványi and B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Civil and Structural Engineering Computational Methods", Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 2, pp 21-36, 2013. doi:10.4203/csets.32.2
Keywords: fresh concrete rheology, fresh concrete casting, non-Newtonian flow, interface-capturing.
The modeling of self compacting concrete flow can significantly contribute to the durability and strength of a structure and it is necessary for design optimization of any casting procedure. The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of fresh concrete rheology and to present a numerical model based on an homogeneous approach for the simulation of fresh concrete casting. The application of the model is illustrated through several examples.
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