Modeling Magnesia-Phosphate Cement Paste at the Micro-Scale
In this paper, a computer model is established to simulate the microstructure of magnesia-phosphate cement paste at the micro-scale. The chemical reaction in the paste is analyzed first, based on which the microstructure is modeled through interacted growing and eroding spherical particles representing the solid phases. The pore structure of the simulated paste is characterized by a closing operation based algorithm. It is found that the simulated pore size distribution curves are consistent with corresponding experimental results.
H. Ma et al., "Modeling Magnesia-Phosphate Cement Paste at the Micro-Scale," Materials Letters, vol. 125, pp. 15-18, Elsevier, Jun 2014.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2014.03.143
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Microstructure; Pore Size; Ceramics; Closing Operation; Computer Modeling; Magnesia-Phosphate Cements; Simulation and Modeling; Solid Phasis; Spherical Particle; Magnesia
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