MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 252, 2019III International Conference of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (CMES’18)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Computer Simulations of Processes Phenomena|
|Published online||14 January 2019|
Numerical modelling of water percolation through mortar-based connection of concrete pipes
Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Nadbystrzycka 40B, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
2 Graduate, Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Nadbystrzycka 40B, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
3 National Institute of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, 800005 Patna, India
* Corresponding author: M.Widomski@pollub.pl
This paper presents an attempt to numerical modelling of water seepage through the connection of two concrete pipes, commonly used in the past in construction of sanitary and stormwater sewerage systems, sealed by three types of different cement-based mortars. The 2D numerical calculations were made by means of the commercial modelling software FEFLOW, WASY-DHI, especially popular in soil and environmental science. The required input data for the developed numerical model, including saturated hydraulic conductivity and retention characteristics of tested mortars, were obtained during the conducted laboratory measurements. The hydraulic characteristics of the applied concrete pipe were based on literature. The assumed boundary conditions reflected the concrete sewerage pipe filled by water to the height of 10 cm and the matric suction pressure of soil below the sand bed. Our numerical calculations showed diversified seepage intensity and accumulated volume of percolating water for the three tested mortars. The observed differences were in our opinion related to sand/cement ratio of each mortar. The higher sand content, the higher volume of seepage was noted.
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