Coursebooks

Transport processes in cementitious materials

MSE-665

Lecturer(s) :

Georget Fabien Jacques Michel
Various lecturers

Language:

English

Frequency

Only this year

Summary

This course presents an overview of the transport processes occurring in cementitious materials at hydrate scale, pore scale and macroscopic scale. From the theoretical and engineering point of views, the links between microstructure and transport properties are explained.

Content

Introduction, why transport is important in cement and concrete ?

what do we mean by fluid transport, self diffusion, transport diffusion, capillary action, osmosis, contact angle, permeability and dynamic equilibrium, Navier-Stokes, ¿

Chloride ingress: from empirical models to mechanistic models

Integrating hydrate assemblage, microstructure and electrostatic properties of C-S-H for predicting chloride ingress

Moisture transport

Carbonation modeling

Finite difference and finite element methods

Lattice Boltzmann

Practice session: FEM or Lattice Boltzmann

Ions at surfaces and ionic transport

Water Transport in restricted geometries

Transport : what can be learnt from molecular simulation for multi-component systems. From bulk solutions to highly confined media¿¿¿

Note

Organized in the framework of the H2020 MCSA ITN ERICA¿¿¿

Keywords

Transport, Cementitious materials, Microstructure, Modeling, Durability

Assessment methods

Written exam

Resources

Websites

In the programs

  • Materials Science and Engineering (edoc), 2018-2019
    • Semester
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      1
    • Subject examined
      Transport processes in cementitious materials
    • Number of places
      20
    • Lecture
      14 Hour(s)
    • Practical work
      1 Hour(s)

Reference week

Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
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  • Spring semester
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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German