Thermally-induced pore pressure generation in a nearly-saturated cementitious material

  • A. P. S. Selvadurai
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This paper reviews the thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of a cementitious porous material containing a pore space that is incompletely saturated. The incomplete saturation is interpreted in terms of the alteration of the compressibility of the fluid in the porous space rather than the presence of distinct regions of a fluid phase and a gas phase. The paper examines both the experimental and computational modelling of the heating of the plane boundary of a cylinder made of a cementitious material. The parametric evaluations of the computational results point to the appreciable influences of the near saturation compressibility effects on the thermally-induced pore pressure response within the cementitious medium.


Pore Pressure Cementitious Material Pore Pressure Generation Pore Pressure Response Cementitious Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. S. Selvadurai
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  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering and Applied MechanicsMcGill UniversityMontreal, QCCanada

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