2 - D model for carbonation and moisture/heat flow in porous materials

Anna V. Saetta, Bernhard A. Schrefler, Renato V. Vitaliani

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The previously-published one-dimensional finite element model for the analysis of the carbonation mechanism is extended to two-dimensional problems. The governing equations for the propagation of aggressive agents through concrete are rewritten for two-dimensional domains. A comparison is made with the one-dimensional model and some examples are developed to test the method. Finally, the study of a reinforcing bar placed at the corner of a concrete structure is presented in detail to show that the proposed numerical model is able to demonstrate the effects of the multidimensional moisture, heat and carbon dioxide transport through concrete.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1703-1712
Number of pages10
JournalCement and Concrete Research
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


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