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Quantification of tortuosity in hardened cement pastes using synchrotron-based X-ray computed microtomography

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Title: Quantification of tortuosity in hardened cement pastes using synchrotron-based X-ray computed microtomography
Authors: Promentilla, Michael Angelo B. Browse this author
Sugiyama, T. Browse this author
Hitomi, T. Browse this author
Takeda, N. Browse this author
Keywords: Tortuosity
Cement paste
Synchrotron microtomography
Random walk simulation
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Journal Title: Cement and Concrete Research
Volume: 39
Issue: 6
Start Page: 548
End Page: 557
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2009.03.005
Abstract: Tortuosity, as being influenced by the 3D pore micro-geometry, is an important physical quantity to understand better the effect of pore structure on transport properties of cement-based materials. This study attempts to evaluate directly this pore structure-transport parameter from the microtomographic images at spatial resolution of 0.5 μm. This resolution, is by far, to our knowledge, the highest resolution reported for 3D non-invasive imaging of hardened cement pastes. The results show the feasibility of using synchrotron microtomography coupled with 3D image analysis and random walk simulation to measure the diffusion tortuosity that has a direct bearing on transport properties. The tortuosity associated with the percolating pore space seems to reflect the pore morphology that mainly controls the transport properties in young cement pastes; thus, explaining the rough agreement of the results with the computer model or experimental evidence.
Type: article (author version)
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Submitter: Michael Angelo B. Promentilla

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