WIT Press


Evaporation Front Movement During Drying Of Saturated Concrete

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MB950241

Volume

13

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

781 kb

Author(s)

J. Selih, A.C.M. Sousa & T.W. Bremner

Abstract

A numerical model developed to simulate drying of porous medium is employed to analyse the movement of the evaporation front, which separates the water flow region from the hygroscopic region, in saturated lightweight concrete exposed to drying. The predictions are in good agreement with experimental data regarding the moisture content, and fall within the uncertainty range of the input data. 1 INTRODUCTION Drying occurs whenever a concrete structure is exposed to ambient conditions during its service life. After its ca

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