Modeling the cooling of concrete by piped water.
American Society of Civil Engineers.
Piped water is used to remove hydration heat from concrete blocks during construction. In this paper we develop an approximate model for this process. The problem reduces to solving a one-dimensional heat equation in the concrete, coupled with a first order differential equation for the water temperature. Numerical results are presented and the effect of varying model parameters shown. An analytical solution is also provided for a steady-state constant heat generation model. This helps highlight the dependence on certain parameters and can therefore provide an aid in the design of cooling systems.
Concrete, Cooling, Mathematical models, Pipe flow, Thermal analysis, Hydration heat, Water temperatures, Analytical solutions, Concrete pipe
Myers, T.G., Fowkes, N.D. and Ballim, Y. 2009. Modeling the cooling of concrete by piped water. Journal of Engineering Mechanics 135(12), pp. 1375-1383. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000046