A detailed description of the web-based menu-driven interface to Version 1.0 of the VCCTL has been provided. The interface consists of a series of fill-in HTML forms that allow the user to specify inputs for, and view results of, executing the various component programs of the VCCTL. Users are notified of the completion of program execution and in one case sent a copy of the analysis results by e-mail. The system has been designed to bring the VCCTL to the user's desktop computer, where their Internet browser provides them with a powerful connection to the world of virtual design, analysis, and optimization of cement-based materials.
The applications presented above hopefully provide a brief insight into the potential power of the VCCTL for conducting research and development of cement-based materials. The microstructure models underlying the VCCTL will continue to be enhanced and new features, such as the prediction of elastic and rheological properties, are currently under development.