Transport Processes in Concrete presents a comprehensive survey of the physical and chemical processes and transport mechanisms in concrete, and analyses their significance for the movement of heat, moisture and chemical compounds.
A critical analysis of the available mathematical models is given, and from this analysis the most suitable models to describe transport processes in concrete are selected. The authors provide an overview of methods for determining field variables and transport and storage parameters, and demonstrate the practical application of computational modelling of transport processes in the design of concrete structures.
This book presents a practical methodology for researchers and practitioners in the field of concrete technology and durability.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Physical and Chemical Processes in Concrete 2. Fundamentals of Transport Phenomena in Chemically Reacting Mixtures 3. Models of Heat, Moisture and Chemical Compounds Transport in Porous Materials 4. Modeling Transport Processes in Concrete 5. Experimental Methods for Determination of Field Variables and of Material Properties of Concrete 6. Examples of Practical Applications of Computational Models of Heat, Moisture and Salt Transport in the Design of Concrete Structures Appendix 1: Basic Mathematical Relations Appendix 2: Recommended Data for Material Parameters of Concrete. Subject Index
Cerny has extensive experience in the modeling of transport phenomena in porous materials, and in the development of measuring methods. Rovanikova's expertise lies in the characterization of chemical processes in concrete.