Sign up for our Newsletter



Packing simulation of three-dimensional multi-sized aggregates particles of arbitrary shape

Author(s): Z. G. Zhu, W. X. Xu, H. S. Chen
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions – Environment and Loading
Editor(s): Z.J. Li, W. Sun, C.W. Miao, K.Sakai, O.E. Gjřrv, N.Banthia
ISBN: 978-2-35158-124-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-134-6
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2013
Pages: 294-304
Total Pages: 11
Language : English

Abstract: It is well-known that the shape and size of the aggregates in concrete exert a great impact on microstructure as well as macro-properties of concrete. However, the challenge is to construct an aggregate particle with its shape closer to the nature and to further simulate packing of particles with arbitrary shape in three-dimensions (3-D). This paper displays the methodology to construct an arbitrary shape particle via mathematical tool, and the information of the aggregate obtained by the X-ray tomography. Furthermore, a detection overlapping algorithm of particles is developed. Moreover, based on the detection overlapping algorithm, an arbitrary shaped particle packing system is realized. And the reliability of the above inter-particle overlapping algorithm is verified in terms of visualization of serial section plane of particle packing system. The contribution of this paper is helpful to further investigate the microstructure and macro-performance of modeling concrete which owns arbitrary-shaped particle system.

Online publication : 2013
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

>> You must be connected to view the paper. You can register for free if you are not a member