Thermal degradation of Heterogeneous Concrete Materials

This paper examines the interaction of thermal and mechanical damage processes in heterogeneous materials, such as concrete. After a brief introduction of high temperature effects in concrete, the paper addresses two topics: the interaction of thermal and mechanical damage at the mesomechanical level of observations, when volumetric and deviatoric degradation take place simultaneously, and the effect of thermal expansion and shrinkage in the two-phase concrete material when thermal softening of the elastic properties leads to massive degradation of the load resistance .


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  • Accession Number: 01000904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2005 12:11PM