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Numerical simulation of the long-term behaviour of a self-healing concrete beam vs standard reinforced concrete

Hazelwood, Tobias, Jefferson, Anthony Duncan ORCID:, Lark, Robert John ORCID: and Gardner, Diane Ruth ORCID: 2015. Numerical simulation of the long-term behaviour of a self-healing concrete beam vs standard reinforced concrete. Engineering Structures 102 , pp. 176-188. 10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.07.056

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Research on the self-healing cementitious composite material system named LatConX is presented, with predictions made as to the effectiveness of the system in limiting crack widths in concrete beams subjected to sustained loads. A layered beam numerical model for the transient thermo-mechanical behaviour of reinforced concrete has been developed and coupled to a previously published numerical model for transient thermo-mechanical behaviour of a shape memory polymer. The combined model has been validated by comparison with experimental data. Finally, the model is used to predict ten-year crack widths in standard reinforced concrete beams, and in beams employing the LatConX system. These results indicate that the LatConX system has the potential to reduce crack widths by up to 65% when compared with an identical beam without the LatConX system.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concrete cracking; Prestressed concrete; Self-healing; Cementitious; Crack widths; Beam finite elements
Publisher: Elsevier
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 30 July 2015
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 19:50

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