Laboratory characterization tests as well as thermal and crack modelling simulations are performed to predict the early-age thermo-mechanical behaviour of the concrete buffer during the different construction stages including casting of the buffer, insertion of the high-level waste and closure of the Supercontainer. Large-scale tests with measurements of temperature, displacement and deformation confirm simulation results, which indicate that no through going cracks are expected during the early construction phase of the Supercontainer buffer.
|Title of host publication||Design, Production and Placement of Self-Consolidating Concrete|
|Place of Publication||United States|
|State||Published - Dec 2011|
|Event||4th International RILEM Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete - RILEM, Montréal|
Duration: 26 Sep 2010 → 29 Sep 2010
|Conference||4th International RILEM Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete|
|Period||2010-09-26 → 2010-09-29|