Vol.127, No.3, 2021, pp.1059-1067, doi:10.32604/cmes.2021.015776
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A Simple Cement Hydration Model Considering the Influences of Water-to-Cement Ratio and Mineral Composition
  • Baoyu Ma1,*, Guansuo Dui2, Zhenglin Jia1, Bo Yang1, Chunyan Yang1, Quangui Gao1, Longhua Qin1, Ju Ma1
1 College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Yuxi Normal University, Yuxi, 653100, China
2 Institute of Mechanics, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, 100044, China
* Corresponding Author: Baoyu Ma. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Modeling of Heterogeneous Materials)
Received 12 January 2021; Accepted 04 March 2021; Issue published 24 May 2021
Abstract
A simple hydration model is used here by taking the composition of the cement and the initial water: cement ratio (w/c) into account explicitly. Its conceptual basis is a combination of the Avrami equation and Bentz’s model based on simple spatial considerations. In this model, the Avrami equation determines the initial reaction, and Bentz’s model describes the following hydration stage. The model favors engineers for it relies on one experimental parameter and has a reliable approximation in the practice.
Keywords
Hydration model; water/cement ratio; composition of the cement; engineering practicability; only one parameter
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Ma, B., Dui, G., Jia, Z., Yang, B., Yang, C. et al. (2021). A Simple Cement Hydration Model Considering the Influences of Water-to-Cement Ratio and Mineral Composition. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 127(3), 1059–1067.
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