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This paper presents recent work by the authors along the domain of coupled
chemo-mechanical problems in concrete. External sulfate attack is analyzed from a mesoscale point of view, in which the main heterogeneities of the material are explicitly introduced. Zero-thickness interface elements are introduced a priori in order to consider cracking phenomena. The distribution of sulfate ions and ettringite are obtained from a non-linear diffusion-reaction analysis. The results include the analysis of the influence of coupling on the
crack patterns and on the sulfate ions and ettringite distribution of within the cracked material.
CitationIdiart, A. [et al.]. Computational modeling of external sulfate attack in concrete at the meso-level. A: International Conference on Computational Plasticity. "X International Conference on Computational Plasticity". Barcelona: 2009, p. 1-4.
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