Analysis for Temperature Field and Stress of Concrete Volute Structure
Study on temperature field and thermal stresses of a large volume concrete volute structure is important to prevent the concrete structure cracking caused by excessively tensile strains that result from the cold or heat waves and the internal water pressure. By use of the three dimensional finite element method, the displacements and stresses of a concrete volute under the external loads are calculated. The transient temperature field and the thermal stress distribution of the concrete volute caused by the cold or heat waves are obtained, and the thermo-structural coupling stress field analyses for some cases are completed detailly. The calculating results are the basis for the optimization design of the concrete volute structure.
X. B. Sun and X. P. Peng, "Analysis for Temperature Field and Stress of Concrete Volute Structure", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 90-93, pp. 2418-2422, 2011