Research Brief: A Reaction-Diffusion Model for Mesoscale Patterns in Cement Paste

Research Brief: A Reaction-Diffusion Model to Determine Mesoscale Patterns in Cement Paste
August 9, 2018

Strength and toughness, two important aspects of the durability of concrete structures, are dramatically influenced by the material's nanotexture. CSHub modeling efforts are beginning to answer how the building blocks of cement paste organize themselves to create this nanotexture. This brief presents a new technique used to model the reaction rate and chemical diffusion of C-S-H grains during the early stages of cement setting. Read the brief.