The Intersection Method: A New Approach on the Concrete Aggregate Model
In order to study the meso-structure of concrete deeply, this paper proposes a new approach—intersection method, which is much simpler and more applicable to check the interference for wide varieties of shape aggregate by using the VBA language built-in AUTOCAD. Results show that the procedure to establish the model of concrete aggregate is user-friendly, simple, intuitive and precise. It can be analyzed through introducing into finite element software for the further numerical study of macro and micro mechanical properties of concrete by using the mutual files SAT which is used to exchange the CAD data between AUTOCAD and other software.
J. Liang and Z. K. Lou, "The Intersection Method: A New Approach on the Concrete Aggregate Model", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 1053-1057, 2011