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Simplified modelling of calcium leaching of concrete in various environments

Title: Simplified modelling of calcium leaching of concrete in various environments
Author(s): B. Gérard, C. Le Bellego, O. Bernard
Paper category : journal
Serial title: Materials and Structures
Abreviated Serial title: Mater. Struct.
ISSN: 1359-5997
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Volume: 35
Issue: 254
Issue date: 2002-12-01
Publication year: 2002
Pages: 632 - 640
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 18
Language: English

Abstract: The lattice Boltzmann method is a promising approach for modeling single and multicomponent fluid flow in complex geometries like porous materials.
Here, we review some of our previous work and discuss some recent developments concerning fluid f low in multiple pore size materials.
After presenting some simple test cases to validate the model,results from large scale simulations of single and multi-component fluid f low through digitized Fontainebleau sandstone,generated by X-Ray microtomography,are given.
Reasonably good agreement was found when compared to experimentally determined values of permeability for similar rocks.
Finally,modification of the lattice Boltzmann equations,to describe flow in microporous materials,is described.
The potential for modeling flows in other microstructures of interest to concrete technology will be discussed.

Online publication: 2002-10-27
Classification: Scientific Reports
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/13937

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