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Analysis of heat flux and moisture transport in concrete during freezing and thawing



Title: Analysis of heat flux and moisture transport in concrete during freezing and thawing
Author(s): S. Kasparek, M.J. Setzer
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Workshop on Frost Resistance of Concrete
Editor(s): M. J. Setzer, R. Auberg and H. - J. Keck
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-30-6
e-ISBN: 2351580370
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2002
Pages: 187 - 195
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 9
Language: English


Abstract: The artificial water saturation and the temperature distribution during the cycles of the CIF- and CDF- frost test [1, 2] are analysed. Both are correlated to the mechanisms of internal damage of the concrete structure measured by ultrasonic transit time or the related relative dynamic modulus of elasticity. In this article it is shown that the proce-dure generates a uni-axial heat flux which engenders a moisture flow, that arises follow-ing the micro-ice-lens model [5]. Heat flux and moisture transport are interconnected processes.


Online publication: 2010-06-28
Publication type : full_text
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