The goal of this stage of benchmark was to compare the performance of currently used models for simulation of early-age behaviour of concrete. The participants were requested to simulate thermo-chemo-mechanical behaviour of simple concrete elements covering adiabatic and real evolution of temperature, shrinkage, stiffness and stresses accounting for early-age creep. The tasks were formulated based on the experimental measurements. This stage of benchmark allowed to evaluate the influence of different phenomena occurring in early-age concrete on the behaviour of early-age concrete structures, define the discrepancies between experimental results and numerical simulations, as well as to indicate the weak points in the models.
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- Sustainable Systems