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Volume 263, 2021XXIV International Scientific Conference “Construction the Formation of Living Environment” (FORM-2021)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Modelling and Mechanics of Building Structures|
|Published online||28 May 2021|
Boundary conditions for the problem of moisture transport in concrete
Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Yaroslavskoe shosse, 26, Moscow, 129337, Russia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
When calculating of the moisture transport in concrete of such geotechnical structures as a pile or diaphragm wall, contact with soil is forming the special boundary conditions. If the soil is in the full saturated state, then the Darcy’s law should be used to solve the problem, the boundary condition for which is the water pressure. Otherwise, the Bažant- Najjar model is used, for which the boundary condition is the relative humidity of soil environment at a certain temperature. The soil environment temperature is unique characteristic for each construction area. For Moscow region, the weighted arithmetic mean temperature to the depth of 60 m is 7.3°C. It is proposed to calculate the relative humidity of the soil environment according to the Kelvin capillary condensation equation, in which the suction is calculated using the Mualem-van Genuchten hydraulic model from the degree of saturation. Two well- known sets of hydraulic parameters of the Mualem-van Genuchten model, compiled on the HYPRES and the HYDRUS-1D database from the European soil map texture classes and the USDA textural soil classification respectively, were compared with the measurement results for soil samples classified according to Russian the GOST 25100. The experimental data showed a good approximation to the calculation with a set of parameters obtained on the basis of the HYPRES database. At the same time, the solution with the HYDRUS-1D parameter set showed a poor correlation.
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