Modeling of Mechanical Behavior of Concretes with Organic Matrices
Ilhem Hawachi1, Habib Sammouda2
1Ilhem Hawachi, Laboratory of Energy and Material (LabEMLR11ES34) University of Sousse-Tunisia, ESSTHS, Rue Lamine Abbassi, 4011, Hammam Sousse, Tunisia.
2Habib Sammouda, Laboratory of Energy and Material (LabEMLR11ES34) University of Sousse-Tunisia, ESSTHS, Rue Lamine Abbassi, 4011, Hammam Sousse, Tunisia.
Manuscript received on 15 December 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 December 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2015 | PP: 53-57 | Volume-5 Issue-2, December 2015 | Retrieval Number: A4294105115/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: This work is devoted to the study mechanical characteristics of polymer concrete. In order to improve the resistance of concretes in environmental attacks under mechanical pressures, the cement matrix can be replaced by an organic one. The addition of fibers allows moreover obtaining a better strength of these materials. We here simulate the mechanical behavior of this composite. These mechanical properties of composite material depend on the manufacturing processes employed in the present paper we will study the manufacturing processes by LRI resin infusion (Liquid Resin Infusion). The infusion process has been developed to be a costeffective technique for the fabrication of large and complex composite structures, a strong coupling between resin flow and reinforcement deformation takes place in infusion processes. A model which describes the mechanical interaction between the deformations of the porous medium and the resin flow during infusion has been developed. The model developed is based on an ALE formulation of the liquid flow across the deformable porous medium
Keywords: Liquid Resin Infusion (LRI), Numerical Model, Polymer Concrete, Saturation
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering