Fibre reinforced self-compacting concrete flow simulations in comparison with l-box experiments using carbopol

Oldrich Svec, Jan Skocek, John Forbes Olesen, Henrik Stang

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    Abstract

    An evolution of distribution and orientation of fibres in the fibre reinforced self-compacting concrete during the casting process is an important matter as the final orientation and distribution of fibres can significantly influence mechanical properties of the structural elements. A two-way coupled model for flow of suspension of rigid solid particles in a non-Newtonian fluid with a free surface has been developed for such a purpose and is shortly presented in this paper. Several experiments using an apparent yield stress fluid, i.e. Carbopol® Ultrez 21 Polymer transparent gel, were conducted and analysed by means of digital image analysis. Orientation tensor fields coming from the digital image analysis were compared with the simulation to verify the ability of the model to properly represent the flow of the fibre reinforced self-compacting concrete.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2012
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event8th Rilem international symposium on fibre reinforced concrete : Challenges and Opportunities - Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal
    Duration: 19 Sept 201221 Sept 2012
    Conference number: 8
    http://www.befib2012.civil.uminho.pt/Default.aspx?tabid=1&pageid=29&lang=en-US

    Conference

    Conference8th Rilem international symposium on fibre reinforced concrete
    Number8
    LocationCentro Cultural Vila Flor
    Country/TerritoryPortugal
    CityGuimarães
    Period19/09/201221/09/2012
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    Keywords

    • Flow simulation
    • Lattice Boltzmann method
    • Carbopol
    • Fibres

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