Study on the Application of Cooling Pipe in Thin-Walled Concrete Structure
Cracks of concrete structure easily appear in the period of construction and the difference between the inside and outside temperature at early stage and the basic difference of the temperature at later stage are considered as the main factors causing cracks, so the temperature control becomes the key of problem. In view of this problem, this paper puts forward the pipe cooling technology which is usually used in the mass concrete to the thin-walled concrete structure. Under the basic theories of concrete temperature field and numerical algorithm of pipe cooling, the 3-D FEM is adopted to simulate the thermal field of concrete sluice with and without cooling pipe during construction. The results of comparison show that cooling pipe in thin-walled concrete structure can achieve better effect on temperature control, so it should have great reference signification to similar concrete projects in the future.
Z. H. Wang et al., "Study on the Application of Cooling Pipe in Thin-Walled Concrete Structure", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 1107-1110, 2011