Influence of Temperature on the Moisture Transport in Concrete

Qingzhang Zhang, Zihan Kang, Yifeng Ling, Hui Chen, Kangzong Li
2020 Crystals  
Moisture with harmful ions penetrates into the interior of concrete, which causes deterioration of the concrete structure. In this study, a moisture saturation equilibrium relationship of concrete was tested under different temperatures and relative humidity conditions to develop moisture absorption and desorption curves. Based on experimental data and numerical simulation, a model of moisture transport in concrete was established. The results from the model indicate that the moisture
more » ... moisture absorption rate was lower at higher temperatures and largely dependent on the saturation gradient, while the desorption was increased at higher temperatures and mostly affected by the saturation gradient. The proposed model was highly in agreement with the experimental data.
doi:10.3390/cryst11010008 fatcat:y4xgln3jpff3xjqahrrtkymk5i