Meniscus effects and fracture in portland cement paste

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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Materials Science Letters
ISSN0261-8028
Volume5
Issue11
Pages110708; # of pages: 1100
Subjectbreakage; relative humidity; crackings (breakings); portland cement; dehumidification; fracture mechanics experiments; varying humidities; meniscus forces; drying; crack growth processes; Concrete; rupture (fracture); humidité relative; fissuration; ciment portland; deshumidification (traitement)
AbstractOn the basis of results of fracture mechanics experiments at different humidities, it is suggested that meniscus forces generated by drying of portland cement paste contribute to crack growth processes.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierIRC-P-1436
NRC number27169
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NPARC number20375830
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Record created2012-07-23
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