Concrete Column Demolding Time Optimization Based on Reflection Wave Measurements

Nicolas Ospitia, Rami Jaramani, Olivier Remy, Dimitrios Angelis

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In the present study, a combination of experimental techniques is studied to monitor the state of fresh concrete inside composite formworks. The aim is to acquire information about the stiffness of the concrete for which safe removal of the formworks can be done. Determining early age properties of concrete is important not only for ensuring safety on construction sites but also for presenting economic advantages. Removal of formworks in the appropriate time avoids delays in the construction works and allows the reuse of formworks in an efficient manner and thus reduce the associated cost. Experimental monitoring was complemented by numerical simulations to clearly investigate the ultrasonic propagation in fresh concrete and how the hydration process affects this propagation. The experiments showed promising results in monitoring the increase of stiffness in the concrete inside the formwork through an one-sided measurement. Strain measurements carried out at different heights of a cylindrical formwork gave information about the pressure distribution on the formwork to ensure limit stress values are not reached. In addition, monitoring the strain variation confirmed the trends of increase in the stiffness by giving indications about the shrinkage and thermal expansion of concrete.
Originele taal-2English
Titel1st International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences
UitgeverijMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Aantal pagina's15
DOI's
StatusPublished - 2020
Evenement1st International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences -
Duur: 10 nov 202030 nov 2020

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Conference1st International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences
Periode10/11/2030/11/20

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