Numerical simulation of the mechanical behaviour of porous concrete

Lian, Chunqi and Zhuge, Yan and Beecham, Simon (2011) Numerical simulation of the mechanical behaviour of porous concrete. Engineering Computations: International Journal for Computer-Aided Engineering and Software, 28 (8). pp. 984-1002. ISSN 0264-4401


Porous concrete is a mixture of open-graded coarse aggregate, water and cement. It is also occasionally referred to as no-fines concrete or pervious concrete. Due to its high infiltration capacity, it is viewed as an environmentally sustainable paving material for use in urban drainage systems since it can lead to reduced flooding and to the possibilities of stormwater harvesting and reuse. However, the high porosity is due in the main part to the lack of fine aggregate particles used in the manufacture of porous concrete. In this paper, a numerical method is presented to understand more fully the structural properties of porous concrete. This method will provide a useful tool for engineers to design with confidence higher strength porous concrete systems.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 04:15
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 21:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: porous concrete; modelling; strength; PFC
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1108/02644401111178992

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