We present two multiscale reaction-diffusion (RD) systems modeling sulfate attack in concrete structures (here: sewer pipes). The systems are posed on two different spatially separated scales. The only difference between them is the choice of the micro-macro transmission condition. We explore numerically the way in which the macroscopic Biot number $Bi^M$ connects the two reaction-diffusion scenarios. We indicate connections between the solution of the "regularized" system (with moderate size of $Bi^M$) and the solution to the "matched" system (with blowing up size of $Bi^M$), where Henry’s law plays the role of the micro-macro transmission condition.
|Journal||Journal of Math-for-Industry|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
Chalupecky, V., Fatima, T., & Muntean, A. (2010). Multiscale sulfate attack on sewer pipes : numerical study of a fast micro-macro mass transfer limit. Journal of Math-for-Industry, 2(2010B-7), 171-181.