Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology
Online ISSN : 1347-3913
ISSN-L : 1346-8014
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Time-Dependent Structural Analysis Considering Mass Transfer to Evaluate Deterioration Process of RC Structures
Hikaru NakamuraWorapong SrisorosRyosuke YashiroMinoru Kunieda
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2006 Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages 147-158


A time-dependent structural analysis method under multi actions in consideration of drying shrinkage due to moisture transfer and rebar corrosion due to chloride ions penetration as well as external load actions was developed. The Rigid-Body-Spring Networks (RBSN) model and the truss networks model were used for structural analysis and mass transfer analysis, respectively. In addition, mass transfer through bulk concrete and mass transfer through cracks by setting truss networks on the boundaries of Voronoi particles, was also considered. The developed method was confirmed to simulate well the deterioration process due to mass transfer for initial cracking behavior and ultimate behavior of concrete structures.

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