Methods of controlling mass concrete temperatures range from relatively simple to complex and from inexpensive too costly. Depending on a particular situation, it may be advantageous to use one or more methods over others. Based on the author's 50 years of personal experience in designing mass concrete structures, Thermal Stresses and Temperature Control of Mass Concrete provides a clear and rigorous guide to selecting the right techniques to meet project-specific and financial needs. New techniques such as long time superficial thermal insulation, comprehensive temperature control, and MgO self-expansive concrete are introduced.
- Methods for calculating the temperature field and thermal stresses in dams, docks, tunnels, and concrete blocks and beams on elastic foundations
- Thermal stress computations that take into account the influences of all factors and simulate the process of construction
- Analytical methods for determining thermal and mechanical properties of concrete
- Formulas for determining water temperature in reservoirs and temperature loading of arched dams
- New numerical monitoring methods for mass and semi-mature aged concrete
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 2: CONDUCTION OF HEAT IN MASS CONCRETE, INITIAL AND BOUNDARY CONDITIONS AND METHODS OF SOLUTION; CHAPTER 3: TEMPERATURE FIELD IN OPERATION PERIOD OF MASSIVE CONCRETE STRUCTURE; CHAPTER 4: PLACING TEMPERATURE AND TEMPERATURE RISE DUE TO HYDRATION HEAT OF CEMENT; CHAPTER 5: NATURAL COOLING OF MASS CONCRETE; CHAPTER 6: THE STRESS-STRAIN RELATION AND ANALYSIS OF THE VISCO-ELASTIC STRESS OF MASS CONCRETE; CHAPTER 7: THERMAL STRESSES IN FIXED SLAB OR FREE SLAB; CHAPTER 8: THERMAL STRESSES IN CONCRETE BEAMS ON ELASTIC FOUNDATIONS; CHAPTER 9: FINITE ELEMENT METHOD FOR SOLUTION OF TEMPERATURE FIELD; CHAPTER 10: FINITE ELEMENT METHOD FOR COMPUTING VISCO-ELASTIC THERMAL STRESSES OF MASS CONCRETE; CHAPTER 11: STRESSES DUE TO CHANGE OF AIR TEMPERATURE AND NECESSITY OF SUPERFICIAL THERMAL INSULATION; CHAPTER 12: THERMAL STRESSES IN MASSIVE CONCRETE BLOCKS; CHAPTER 13: THERMAL STRESSES IN CONCRETE GRAVITY DAMS; CHAPTER 14: THERMAL STRESSES IN CONCRETE ARCH DAMS; CHAPTER 15: THERMAL STRESSES IN DOCKS, LOCKS AND SLUICES; CHAPTER 16: SIMULATION ANALYSIS, DYNAMIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL, NUMERICAL MONITORING AND MODEL TEST OF THERMAL STRESS IN CONCRETE DAMS; CHAPTER 17: PIPE COOLING OF MASS CONCRETE; CHAPTER 18: PRECOOLING AND SURFACE COOLING OF MASS CONCRETE; CHAPTER 19: CONSTRUCTION OF DAM BY MgO CONCRETE; CHAPTER 20: CONSTRUCTION OF MASS CONCRETE IN WINTER; CHAPTER 21: TEMPERATURE CONTROL OF CONCRETE DAM IN COLD REGION; CHAPTER 22: ALLOWABLE TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCE, COOLING CAPACITY INSPECTION AND HANDLING OF CRACKS AND ADMINISTRATION OF TEMPERATURE CONTROL; CHAPTER 23: GUIDELINES FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL OF MASS CONCRETE