Water Science and Engineering 2017, 10(2) 107-114 DOI:   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wse.2017.06.004  ISSN: 1674-2370 CN: 32-1785/TV

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 thermal field
singular boundary method
semi-analytical method
water cooling pipe
concrete hydrostructure
Yong-xing Hong
Wen Chen
Ji Lin
Jian Gong
Hong-da Cheng
Article by Yong-xing Hong
Article by Wen Chen
Article by Ji Lin
Article by Jian Gong
Article by Hong-da Cheng

Thermal field in water pipe cooling concrete hydrostructures simulated with singular boundary method

Yong-xing Hong a, b, Wen Chen a, b, Ji Lin a, b, *, Jian Gong a, b, Hong-da Cheng c

a State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
b College of Mechanics and Materials, Hohai University, Nanjing 211100, China
c School of Engineering, University of Mississippi, Mississippi 38677, USA


The embedded water pipe system is often used as a standard cooling technique during the construction of large-scale mass concrete hydrostructures. The prediction of the temperature distribution considering the cooling effects of embedded pipes plays an essential role in the design of the structure and its cooling system. In this study, the singular boundary method, a semi-analytical meshless technique, was employed to analyze the temperature distribution. A numerical algorithm solved the transient temperature field with consideration of the effects of cooling pipe specification, isolation of heat of hydration, and ambient temperature. Numerical results are verified through comparison with those of the finite element method, demonstrating that the proposed approach is accurate in the simulation of the thermal field in concrete structures with a water cooling pipe.

Keywords  thermal field   singular boundary method   semi-analytical method   water cooling pipe   concrete hydrostructure  
Received 2016-11-14 Revised 2017-02-13 Online: 2017-04-30 
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wse.2017.06.004

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grants No. 11572111 and 11372097) and the 111 Project (Grant No. B12122).

Corresponding Authors: Ji Lin
Email: linji861103@126.com
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