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Development of Simulation and Analysis Software of Temperature Control for Massive Concrete Construction

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5 Author(s)
Xie Zhi-qiang ; Coll. of Water Conservancy & Hydropower Eng., HoHai Univ., Nanjing, China ; Qiang Sheng ; Sun Xiao ; Shuai Wei
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According to the shortage of analysis software for temperature control while massive concrete structures were widely used, the special temperature control aided analysis software (TCAS) was developed. A mature Fortran program was applied with a precise method for pipe cooling calculation added during development. Friendly graphic user interface was developed, by using Microsoft foundation classes (MFC). Open graphics library (OpenGL) was applied for the display of the model and results. TCAS has strong practicality, pertinence and easy operation, comparing with general commercial finite element analysis software. Theory of temperature control for concrete construction and mechanism of major measures for temperature control were analyzed. In particular, various concrete cooling simulation methods were compared and the cooling pipe discrete element method using in this software was introduced in detail. Details on the development process, software modules, and functions of major modules were introduced in this paper. With the help of TCAS, the choice of concrete temperature control measures and designing of temperature control scheme will become simpler and more convenient.

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Software Engineering (WCSE), 2010 Second World Congress on  (Volume:1 )

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19-20 Dec. 2010