Reference: D.P. Bentz, E.A.B. Koenders, S. Mönnig, H.-W. Reinhardt, K. van Breugel, and G. Ye., to be published as part of a RILEM state-of-the-art report (2006).

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Materials Science-Based Models in Support of Internal Water Curing

D.P. Bentz, E.A.B. Koenders, S. Mönnig, H.-W. Reinhardt, K. van Breugel, and G. Ye

 

Introduction

This chapter presents a review of the application of computational modeling to understanding issues relevant to and predicting performance of systems with internal water curing. Model results are compared to available experimental data and supported by fundamental theories and mechanisms (as outlined in the previous chapters of this report).

Two main classes of models are presented: 1) those developed to support the justification for the usage of internal water curing in low water-to-binder ratio (w/b) cement-based materials and 2) those developed to support the application of internal water curing to concrete mixture proportioning. The former of these addresses the question "Why is internal water curing needed?" while the latter pertains to the question "How should internal water curing be applied?"


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