AHA-BUCH

Microstructure of Hydrating Cementitious Materials

Experiemental Investigation based on Poroelasticity
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ISBN-13:
9783639332551
Einband:
Paperback
Seiten:
168
Autor:
Xiaojun Wang
Gewicht:
267 g
Format:
220x150x10 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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The microstructure of the cementitious phase plays a very important role in determining the strength, the mechanical properties and the long-term durability of cementitious materials. Current methods for evaluating the microstructure of the cement are invasive and primarily laboratory-based. These methods are not conducive for studying the pore structure changes in the first few hours after casting since the changes in microstructure occur on a time scale that is an order of magnitude faster than the time required for sample preparation. An ultrasonic wave reflection technique which allows for real-time assessment of the porosity and the elastic modulus of cementitious materials is presented, and a theoretical framework based on a poro-elastic idealization of the hydrating cementitious material is developed for interpreting the ultrasonic reflection data in this book. The study should be especially useful to professionals in cement and concrete composites, or anyone else who may consider utilizing the ultrasonic technique on porous media.