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### Simulating the hydration of cementitious phases with an oscillating rate of reaction

; and (1999) In Cement and Concrete Research 29(9). p.1513-1517
Abstract
To investigate how an oscillating reaction rate might influence the hydration of cementitious solids, a simple iterative mathematical model that includes recurrent passivation of the surface has been constructed. The algorithm generates a wide variety of hydration curves with a limited number of input parameters: i.e.. V0 (volume of unreacted solid after initial reaction), a, (degree of reaction upon initial wetting), x0 (fraction of particle surface passivated after initial wetting); running index: n (cycle number, with an arbitrary unit of time per cycle); constants: m (number of cycles with constant x, the relative rate of the hydration and passivation reactions), k (maximum linear rate of reaction front), and lambda (range 0-1,... (More)
To investigate how an oscillating reaction rate might influence the hydration of cementitious solids, a simple iterative mathematical model that includes recurrent passivation of the surface has been constructed. The algorithm generates a wide variety of hydration curves with a limited number of input parameters: i.e.. V0 (volume of unreacted solid after initial reaction), a, (degree of reaction upon initial wetting), x0 (fraction of particle surface passivated after initial wetting); running index: n (cycle number, with an arbitrary unit of time per cycle); constants: m (number of cycles with constant x, the relative rate of the hydration and passivation reactions), k (maximum linear rate of reaction front), and lambda (range 0-1, determines the general passivation behaviour, modelled by the algorithm x(new) = 4 lambda xold[1 - xold]). The hydration process is described by the sequence: (1) Delta V = k(1 - x)V^2/3, (2) Vnew = Vold - Delta V, (3) alpha = 1 - (V/V0) + alpha0. (Less)
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Modeling, Hydration, Retardation, Kinetics
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Cement and Concrete Research
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9
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1513 - 1517
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Elsevier
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0008-8846
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10.1016/S0008-8846(99)00134-9
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English
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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Numerical Analysis (011015004), Polymer and Materials Chemistry (LTH) (011001041), Inorganic chemistry (ceased) (LUR000010)
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author       = {{Evju, Cecilie and Hansen, Eskil and Hansen, Staffan}},
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title        = {{Simulating the hydration of cementitious phases with an oscillating rate of reaction}},
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doi          = {{10.1016/S0008-8846(99)00134-9}},
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