Porous Media Group
MSc project

Modeling and simulation of concrete carbonation in 1-d using two-point flux approximation, 2013

Tineke Røe

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Advisors: Florin A. Radu and Inga Berre

Short description of project:

In this master's thesis we will model concrete carbonation using mass conservation equations and Darcy's law. We then get a set of coupled partial differential equations. We also have a ordinary differential equation modeling porosity change. These equations are discretized using two-point flux approximation for 1-d in space, and Euler implicit in time. We have a nonlinear pressure equation which is linearized using Newton method. We run simulations, and the results are compared to a constructed analytical solution and to examples in the literature.

Link to thesis at BORA-UiB: Link