Concrete Science Research Brief: Mesoscale Modeling of Sorption Hysteresis

December 1, 2012

The model quantitatively predicts sorption hysteresis in hardened cement paste. By answering the basic question, “Where is the water?” it paves the way for bottom-up descriptions of diverse phenomena, such as shrinkage, creep and corrosion. The model can also be used to predict sorption/desorption isotherms and infer microstructural information. MORE