Creep, the gradual structural deformation in concrete under a load, it is known to impact on the durability of concrete structures. CSHub researchers are working to better understand what causes creep starting at the nanoscale.
- Toward Understanding Cement Paste Creep (January 2017)
- Holding It Together - C-S-H Cohesion (December 2011)
- Predicting CSH Aging (March 2013)
- Riddle of cement's structure is finally solved (February 2016)
- International Conference on Creep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (2013)
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