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Creep of Bulk C-S-H: Insights from Molecular Dynamics Simulations

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Understanding the physical origin of creep in calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-SH) is of primary importance, both for fundamental and practical interest. Here, we present a new method, based on molecular dynamics simulation, allowing us to simulate the long-term visco-elastic deformations of C-S-H. Under a given shear stress, C-S-H features a gradually increasing shear strain, which follows a logarithmic law. The computed creep modulus is found to be independent of the shear stress applied and is in excellent agreement with nanoindentation measurements, as extrapolated to zero porosity.

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Author(s): Bauchy M, Masoero E, Ulm FJ, Pellenq R

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 10th International Conference on Mechanics and Physics of Creep, Shrinkage and Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structures (CONCREEP 10)

Year of Conference: 2015

Pages: 511-516

Print publication date: 01/01/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)


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ISBN: 9780784479346


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