Simulating cement hydration using HYDCEM

dc.check.date2021-12-23
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dc.contributor.authorHolmes, Niall
dc.contributor.authorKelliher, Denis
dc.contributor.authorTyrer, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-13T11:13:19Z
dc.date.available2021-09-13T11:13:19Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-23
dc.date.updated2021-09-13T11:05:02Z
dc.description.abstractHYDCEM is a new cement hydration model to simulate volumetric changes and predict phase assemblage, degree of hydration, heat release, compressive strength and chemical shrinkage over time for PC and limestone binders undergoing hydration for any w/c ratio and curing temperatures between 5 and 45 °C. While models should never completely remove experimental analysis, they are an aid to better understand cement hydration and microstructure development by allowing users analyse different binders in a relatively short time. HYDCEM, written in MATLAB®, is aimed at complementing more sophisticated thermodynamic models giving users a reasonable prediction of hydration behaviour over time, using user-customisable inputs. A number of functions based on up to date cement hydration behaviour from the literature are included along with user-changeable inputs such as the cement chemical (oxide) composition, cement phase densities, species molar mass, phase and product densities and heat of hydration enthalpies. HYDCEM uses this input to predict the cement phase and gypsum proportions, volume stoichiometries and growth of hydration products including C-S-H, calcium hydroxide, hydrogarnet (if applicable), hydrotalcite, ettringite, monosulphate, hemicarbonate and monocarbonate if limestone is present. A number of comparisons with published experimental and thermodynamic model results and HYDCEM predictions are provided to demonstrate its accuracy and usefulness. Previous work has shown that HYDCEM can reasonably accurately predict phase assemblages in terms of volume change and behaviour for a range of cements and curing temperatures.en
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.description.versionAccepted Versionen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.articleid117811en
dc.identifier.citationHolmes, N., Kelliher, D. and Tyrer, M. (2020) 'Simulating cement hydration using HYDCEM', Construction and Building Materials, 239, 117811 (12pp). doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117811en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117811en
dc.identifier.endpage12en
dc.identifier.issn0950-0618
dc.identifier.journaltitleConstruction and Building Materialsen
dc.identifier.startpage1en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10468/11879
dc.identifier.volume239en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd.en
dc.rights© 2019, Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.en
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectCementen
dc.subjectHydrationen
dc.subjectModellingen
dc.subjectVolumeen
dc.subjectMATLAB®en
dc.titleSimulating cement hydration using HYDCEMen
dc.typeArticle (peer-reviewed)en
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