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Qian, Z. (author)
Concrete is a composite construction material, which is composed primarily of coarse aggregates, sands and cement paste. The fracture processes in concrete are complicated, because of the multiscale and multiphase nature of the material. In the past decades, comprehensive effort has been put to study the cracks evolution in concrete, both...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Huang, H. (author), Ye, G. (author), Pel, Leo (author)
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of water migration from cracks into the bulk paste on autogenous self-healing. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique was utilized to monitor water migration from cracks into the bulk paste during the process of autogenous self-healing. NMR results show that initially the water in the...
journal article 2016
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Dong, H. (author), Gao, P. (author), Ye, G. (author)
More and more studies are based on digital microstructures of cement pastes obtained either by numerical modelling or by experiments. A comprehensive understanding of the their pore structures, therefore, becomes significant. In this study, the pore structure of a virtual cement paste (HYMO-1d) generated by cement hydration model HYMOSTRUC 3D...
journal article 2017
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Qian, Zhiwei (author), Schlangen, E. (author), Ye, G. (author), van Breugel, K. (author)
Multiscale modeling for cement-based materials, such as concrete, is a relatively young subject, but there are already a number of different approaches to study different aspects of these classical materials. In this paper, the parameter-passing multiscale modeling scheme is established and applied to address the multiscale modeling problem...
journal article 2017
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Šavija, B. (author), Zhang, H. (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
Excessive cracking can be a serious durability problem for reinforced concrete structures. In recent years, addition of microencapsulated phase change materials (PCMs) to concrete has been proposed as a possible solution to crack formation related to temperature gradients. However, the addition of PCM microcapsules to cementitious materials...
journal article 2017
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Zhang, H. (author), Šavija, B. (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
The aim of this paper is to investigate the fracture performance of cement paste at micro scale by both experimental and numerical methods. Micro cubic specimens with length of 100 µm were fabricated by precision cutting, grinding and micro-dicing, and tested by splitting with a wedge tip mounted on a nano-indenter. A nominal splitting...
journal article 2018
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Zhang, H. (author), Šavija, B. (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
This work presents a study of stochastic fracture properties of cement paste at the micro length scale based on a combination of X-ray computed tomography (XCT) technique and discrete lattice type fracture model. Thirty virtual specimens consisting of pore, outer hydration products, inner hydration products and anhydrous cement particles were...
journal article 2018
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Ma, X. (author)
Chemical degradation of cementitious materials is a serious threat to the durability and performance of concrete structures. External sulfate attack is one of the situations that may cause gradual but severe damage. Sulfate ions present in seawater, rivers, groundwater and industrial effluent can penetrate into the hardened concrete, and react...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Gan, Y. (author), Zhang, H. (author), Šavija, B. (author), Schlangen, E. (author), van Breugel, K. (author)
Nanoindentation is usually used to investigate local elastic properties and hardness of materials. In this paper, the nanoindenter served as a loading tool to perform micro scale bending tests and measure the global response of micro-scale specimens. For testing, cement paste cantilever beams with a square cross-section of 300 μm × 300 μm were...
conference paper 2019
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Šavija, B. (author), Zhang, H. (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
Properties of concrete are, to a large extent, dependent on the properties of its binding constituent, hydrated cement paste. Therefore, knowledge of properties of hydrated cement paste is crucial for predicting concrete behavior. This paper presents an experimentally informed approach for modeling elastic and transport properties of cement...
journal article 2019
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