Tag Archives: Modeling

How to define particle size?

Particle size is a very important property in the research field of cementitious materials, e.g. modeling, reaction kinetics. Particles are 3-dimensional objects, and unless they are perfect spheres, e.g. emulsions or bubbles, they cannot be fully described by a single dimension such as a radius or diameter. In order to simplify the measurement process, it […]

Hydration Mechanisms of Portland Cement: Topochemical or Through-Solution Reaction?

When we simulate the hydration process of Portland cement, it is of significant importance to know the hydration mechanisms. Basically, there are two mechanisms for the hydration of Portland cement, viz. Topochemical and Through-Solution Reaction. 1 Topochemical Reaction Concept Immediately after the first contact of the cement with water a calcium-rich silicious clinker would liberate […]