Accession Number:

ADA624829

Title:

Computational Modeling of Multi-Scale Material Features in Cement Paste - An Overview

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIV GREENSBORO

Report Date:

2015-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Computational modeling of complex, heterogeneous, multi-scale features of cement paste requires starting from their fundamental building blocks that includes material chemistry, microstructural morphology. This would enable capturing scale relevant features that influence the properties and behavior of materials through associated computational, material and mechanistic models. Such modeling starting from nanoscale material features through material chemistry modeling via molecular dynamics MD modeling of complete three-dimensional virtual microstructure including the evolution of microstructure due to hydration of cementitious materials are briefly highlighted. Material chemistry modeling discussions from our recent work on nanoscale shear deformation to obtain the stress-strain behavior solely based on the material chemistry structure of hydrated cementitious material constituent CSH Jennite is summarized. Micro-scale modeling involving finite element based repeated volume element RVE modeling applied to the virtual three-dimensional complex microstructures at different degrees of hydration of the cement paste is also summarized. Complete details are presented in our other current and future publications in the literature. Multi-scale modeling that links across various length scales and material features in complex heterogeneous material systems provides an effective way of coupling material science and engineer-ing features for their better understanding and tailored material design. These approaches present a new future direction for integrated material science and engineering of materials and structures.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE