This example illustrates the casting simulation of real problem. The test has been designed by El-Caleyo. The purpose of this tests is to assess the filling ability of self compacting concrete in complex formworks with complex geometry, containing several holes and rather dense traditional reinforcement. The geometry of the formwork is illustrated in Fig.1.
Simulations were done for two different casting setups. In the first case, the SCC is pumped from the bottom of the specimen with prescribed constant input velocity. In the second case, SCC is casted from the top.
Example of OOFEM input file for the “bottom casting” sumulation can be dowloaded from here: elcaleyo.oofem.in
Initial setup of the model:
The snapshots of solution, illustrating the position of SCC in different times, are presented below.
Example of OOFEM input file for the simulation “casting from the top” can be dowloaded from here:elcaleyo_top_oofem.in
On the next picture, casting scheme is shown. SCC is initially at the reservoir above the wall: