A modern approach to porosimetry of virtual cementitious materials

Piet Stroeven, Kai Li*

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To assess the pore size of virtual cementitious materials, the star volume method (SVM) can be considered an effective tool. Unfortunately, the SVM requires a large number of plane sections in each of the very large number of random points, resulting in a time-consuming and expensive operation. As a more economical alternative, this paper presents a stereology-based contracted method, which uses a well-known theoretical concept proposed by Cauchy. This method completed pore size measurements in a shorter period of time (reductions as high as 85%) while demonstrating reliability to be maintained at the same level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1212-1217
Number of pages6
JournalMagazine of Concrete Research
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


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