Title: Finite element simulation of prevention thermal cracking in mass concrete

Authors: Juncai Xu; Zhenzhong Shen; Song Yang; Xin Xie; Zhengyu Yang

Addresses: College of Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing, China ' College of Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing, China ' College of Water Conservancy, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming, China ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, USA ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, USA

Abstract: The mass concrete structures play a very important role in civil engineering. The cracking of concrete is regarded as one of the biggest engineering problems. Therefore, it is very necessary for the cracking of mass concrete to do the control analysis. Some factors should be considered in mass concrete crack control analysis, mainly including the heat releases model of concrete, the mechanical model to the concrete, the process of temperature control in the pipe model. Differential evolution algorithm and equivalent algorithm are adopted to solve the coefficient of adiabatic temperature and cool water effect. In the paper, stress field calculation, back analysis calculations, and cooling pipe processing create secondary development based on the ABAQUS software platform. The second development of the code is used to reasonably solve the problem with one actual aqueduct in hydraulic engineering.

Keywords: mass concrete; differential evolution algorithm; equivalent algorithm; crack control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSM.2019.102691

International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics, 2019 Vol.10 No.4, pp.327 - 339

Received: 10 Aug 2017
Accepted: 17 Aug 2017

Published online: 01 Oct 2019 *

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