Modeling the Cooling of Concrete by Piped Water

T.G. Myers, Neville Fowkes, Y. Ballim

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    Piped water is used to remove hydration heat from concrete blocks during construction. In this paper we develop an approximate model for this process. The problem reduces to solving a one-dimensional heat equation in the concrete, coupled with a first order differential equation for the water temperature. Numerical results are presented and the effect of varying model parameters shown. An analytical solution is also provided for a steady-state constant heat generation model. This helps highlight the dependence on certain parameters and can therefore provide an aid in the design of cooling systems
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1375-1383
    JournalJournal of Engineering Mechanics
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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