Numerical modelling of the filling of formworks with self-compacting concrete

S. Tichko, J. Van De Maele, N. Vanmassenhove, G. De Schutter, J. Vierendeels, R. Verhoeven, P. Troch

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Abstract

This paper describes the numerical modelling of the flow of self-compacting concrete (SCC) in column and wall formworks during the filling process. It is subdivided into four main parts. In the first part, the rheological properties of SCC and the theory regarding the pressure exerted by the SCC on the formworks are shortly described. In the second part, the formwork filling tests, which have been carried out at the Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research of the Ghent University, are presented. The general layout of the tests and the measurement set-up are clearly described. In the third part, the numerical modelling of the flow of SCC using a commercially available solver is explained as well as the obtained results from the CFD simulations. Finally in the last part, a comparison is made between the measurements and the simulation results. The formwork pressures are hydrostatic for SCC pumped from the base of the formworks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Fluid Mechanics VIII, AFM 2010
Pages157-168
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event8th International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics, AFM 2010 - Algarve, Portugal
Duration: Sep 15 2010Sep 17 2010

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences
Volume69
ISSN (Print)1743-3533

Other

Other8th International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics, AFM 2010
CountryPortugal
CityAlgarve
Period9/15/109/17/10

Keywords

  • CFD
  • laminar flow
  • numerical modelling
  • self-compacting concrete

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Electrochemistry

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    Tichko, S., Van De Maele, J., Vanmassenhove, N., De Schutter, G., Vierendeels, J., Verhoeven, R., & Troch, P. (2010). Numerical modelling of the filling of formworks with self-compacting concrete. In Advances in Fluid Mechanics VIII, AFM 2010 (pp. 157-168). (WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences; Vol. 69). https://doi.org/10.2495/AFM100141