Estimate the Relative Electrical Conductivity of C-S-H Gel from Experimental Results
A general effective media (GEM) equation-based scheme is proposed to estimate the relative electrical conductivity of C-S-H gel in this study. It is highlighted that the relative electrical conductivity of the solid phase in cement paste can be treated as a constant only on the iso-degree of hydration basis. On this basis, the relation between the electrical conductivity and capillary porosity of cement paste is fitted by GEM equation to deduce the relative conductivity of the solid phase, as a function of degree of hydration. The relative electrical conductivity of C-S-H gel is estimated from the relative conductivity of solid phase under fully hydrated state (an ideal state), and it equals 0.00775 as estimated.
H. Ma et al., "Estimate the Relative Electrical Conductivity of C-S-H Gel from Experimental Results," Construction and Building Materials, vol. 71, pp. 392-396, Elsevier Ltd, Nov 2014.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.08.036
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Calcium Silicate; Cements; Electric Conductivity; Electron Transport Properties; Hydration; Silicate Minerals; Silicates; Calcium-Silicate-Hydrate (C-S-H); Capillary Pores; Capillary Porosity; Degree of Hydration; Electrical Conductivity; Equation Based; General Effective Medias; Relative Electrical Conductivities; Electric Conductivity of Solids
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