Concrete Science Research Brief: Predicting C-S-H Aging

March 1, 2013

This is the first time that rigidity theory has been applied to such a complex material. Importing glass science tools to C-S-H brings new ideas to predict the effect of composition on cement aging. The use of the predicted optimal compositions of cement could lead to more durable concrete. More generally, this highlights the fact that increasing the amount of silica in cement is another means for producing green sustainable concrete. MORE