Phase-field modeling of shrinkage cracks in cement-based materials

Author(s): Tuanny Cajuhi, Pietro Lura, Laura De Lorenzis
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the 2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures Volume 2
Editor(s): Stéphanie Staquet and Dimitrios Aggelis
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 671-676
Total Pages: 6
Language : English

Abstract: Shrinkage in cement-based materials can lead to early microcracking. The phenomenon is related to the change of volume in cementitious materials at early ages due to thermal contraction, autogenous and drying shrinkage. The coupled problem of drying and cracking is modeled in this work by the poromechanical and phase-field approach. The average properties of the solid and the liquid water phases are taken into account. In this formulation, quantitative mechanical and hygric properties are fundamental. We present some computational examples of cracks due to drying shrinkage. The examples also include external restraint.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
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