2020 Volume 18 Issue 5 Pages 272-293
A multi-scale model for significant characteristics of cementitious composite and structural concrete at high temperatures is presented and the experimental verification at micro, meso and macro-scales is conducted. Deterioration of cement hydrates, reduced stiffness of concrete composite and their rehydration are modeled at high temperature of 100 – 1000°C and integrated up to the multi-scale simulation platform. This framework enables us to reproduce some meso-scale chemo-physics such as progressive spalling of concrete cover and exposure of reinforcing bars. The temperature-dependent thermal characteristics of both aggregates and cement matrix are also considered to truck the rising temperature inside RC members. The behavioral simulation of columns, slabs and beams, which are subjected to axial compression and out-of-plane flexural shear, is conducted to be ready for fire.