Concrete is the most widely used construction material. The multi-scale hierarchical approach provides new ways of interconnecting material and structural engineering, meeting new challenges, enhancing structural durability, incorporating waste materials, or assessing long-term properties.
This book describes cement hydration, sophisticated hydration models, hierarchical bridging among five scales and common micro-mechanical methods. Three evolving and non-localised phenomena are simulated, namely: elasticity, creep and heat transport. Both theoretical and implementation issues are discussed in detail, exploiting an available opensource software framework. Validation is carried out on small and large laboratory specimens and real civil engineering structures.
The book is intended for researchers, scientists and engineers working in the field of concrete modeling, concrete technology, structural design and numerical methods.
About the Author: Dr Vít Šmilauer is an Associate Professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering. Recently, he has been collaborating on cement and concrete through the industrial-academic research network, Nanocem.
Saxe-Coburg Publications, paperback: 166 pages
2015: ISBN 978-1-874672-51-7 price £65