Cements 2011 Symposia
Authors will present oral and poster presentations on cement chemistry and nano/microstructure, advances in multiscale material characterization, alternative cementitious materials and material modification, multiscale concrete durability, advances in computational material science and chemo/mechanical modeling of cement-based materials, as well as smart materials and sensors.
- Cement chemistry and nano/microstructure. Hydration of cement, aqueous thermodynamics and high-temperature chemistry, supplementary cementitious materials, structure and properties of C–S–H and C–S–H composites, and microstructure evolution.
- Advances in multiscale material characterization. New developments regarding experimental techniques for characterizing hydration, nano/microstructure, early age properties, rheology, hardened properties, durability, and other physical and chemical phenomena of
cementitiousmaterials and cement-based composites.
- Alternative cementitious materials and material modification. Manufacture of nextgeneration cements, including low energy/”green” cements, geopolymers, and other novel binders. Addition of nano-sized and nano-structured materials, including organic additives and their
interactions in cementitious systems.
- Multiscale concrete durability. Properties of cement pastes governing durability, concrete deterioration mechanisms, methodology for testing durability, transport processes, and service life predictions.
- Advances in computational material science and chemo/mechanical modeling of cement-based materials. New developments in modeling the behavior of cement-based materials, including chemical, mechanical, and physical behavior as applied to durability and interaction of cementitious materials with the environment; hydration kinetics and microstructural evolution modeling.
- Smart materials and sensors. Advances in sensor technology for monitoring fresh, hardened properties and physical and chemical degradation processes.