Modeling the Cooling of Concrete by Piped Water

Piped water is used to remove hydration heat from concrete blocks during construction. In this paper an approximate model is developed for this process. The problem reduces to solving a one-dimensional heat equation in the concrete, coupled with a first order differential equation for the water temperature. Numerical results are presented and the effect of varying model parameters is shown. An analytical solution is also provided for a steady-state constant heat generation model. This helps highlight the dependence on certain parameters and can therefore provide an aid in the design of cooling systems.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from ASCE
  • Authors:
    • Myers, T G
    • Fowkes, N D
    • Ballim, Y
  • Publication Date: 2009-12

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01147457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 2009 2:06PM