Microstructural aspects of cement hydration - Ultrasonic waves and numerical simulation

Zhihui Sun*, Guang Ye, Thomas Voigt, Surendra P Shah, Klaas Van Breugel

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this paper, an ultrasonic shear wave reflection method was adopted to mimic the microstructural evolution of hydrating Portland cement pastes with different water/cement-ratios (0.35, 0.5 and 0.6) cured under a constant temperature of 25°C. The reflection coefficient measured with this technique was correlated to microstructural parameters of the cement pastes. The application of numerical simulation has shown that the ultrasonic wave reflection technique can be used to efficiently monitor the microstructural evolution of cementitious materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication5th International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 5th International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering
Pages971-979
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event5th International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 16 2004Jun 19 2004

Publication series

Name5th International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 5th International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering
Volume2

Other

Other5th International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period6/16/046/19/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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