The Study on Cracking Strength of AIJs to Release the Early-Age Stress of Mass Concrete
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2015
This paper aims to theoretically and numerically assess the effect of setting artificial-induced joints (AIJs) during construction period of amass concrete structure to release the early-stage thermal stress. With respect to the coupling influences of various factors such as size and boundary of AIJs, an analytical model for its cracking strength on the setting section of mass concrete is proposed based on double-parameter fracture theory. A kind of hyper-finite element analysis (FEA) for many array AIJs in simplified plane pate is also presented by using bilinear cohesive force distribution. The results from the present model and numerical simulation were compared to those of experimental data to prove the efficiency and accuracy of the analytical model and FEA. The model presented in this study for the cracking strength of AIJs provides a simple useful tool to accurately evaluate how many early stress AIJs reduced. The theoretical solution and FEA results could also be significantly contributed to find the "just" and "perfect" release of the temperature stress and to improve the design level of AIJs in mass concrete structure.