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Volume 275, 20191st International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering and Materials (ACEM1) and 1st World Symposium on Sustainable Bio-composite Materials and Structures (SBMS1) (ACEM2018 and SBMS1)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||New Materials and Structural Engineering|
|Published online||13 March 2019|
Numerical simulation of chloride diffusion in cementitious materials by lattice type model
1 Xinjiang urban construction and test Co., Ltd., 830000 Urumqi, China
2 Department of Bridge Engineering, Tongji University, 200092, Shanghai, China
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
The chloride ingress is one of the most significant problems to reinforced concrete structures in coastal areas and cold regions where the de-icing salt is commonly used. In this paper, the lattice type model which has been widely used in fracture analysis of brittle materials is applied to simulate the chloride diffusion process in cementitious materials. The theoretical background of the lattice type model in solving the mass transport problem is briefly presented. The analytical solution of the Fick’s law is adopted to theoretically validate the developed lattice type model. After that, two typical case studies are included to demonstrate the application of the lattice type model in the chloride ingress issue. In the first case, the tortuosity effect of the aggregates on the chloride diffusion front at meso-scale is studied by the lattice model. In the second case, the lattice model is applied in the simulation of the chloride diffusion in cracked concrete. The results show that the lattice type model can be a useful tool to simulate the chloride ingress in the cementitious materials.
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