Research Brief: Evolving the C-S-H Packing Density at the Microscale

Chart image from Research Brief on C-S-H packing density.
October 2, 2017

Research efforts are underway to better understand nanoparticle packing density at the scale of hundreds of micrometers in cement paste, where a binary mixture of clinker grains and saturated pore space evolves into a porous hydrated gel. This research brief displays simulated snapshots of cement paste at varying hydration degrees and predicts the evolution of the high density (HD) and low density (LD) C-S-H product peaks for the distribution of the indentation modulus also observed in nanoindentation experiments. Read more.

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