WIT Press


Micromechanical Behaviour Of Concrete Interpreted By Computer Simulation Systems For Material Structure

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM990561

Volume

22

Pages

12

Published

1999

Size

1,118 kb

Author(s)

P. Stroeven & M. Stroeven

Abstract

Interest in material structure has been raised by upgrading of cemen- titious systems. Computer-simulation of material structure has been pursued so far by using random generators. Such systems were suc- cessfully applied for estimating global properties. Realistic estimation of structure-sensitive properties, however, requires a more appropri- ate simulation of material structure. The SPACE system has been developed for that purpose. It incorporates particle interaction and gravitational influences, which are typical for the 'natural' processes undelying the formation of material structure in the production stage. The capabilities are discussed of the two computer-simulation meth- ods for generating structural information

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