An engineering approach for permeability assessment of virtual cement-based materials

Kai Li, Piet Stroeven, Martijn Stroeven, Bert Sluijs

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A quick approach to estimate water permeability of virtual cement paste is outlined in this paper. Although the computational models developed by the authors are able to provide satisfactory results in comparison with experimental data, it is still interesting and meaningful to further limit the efforts. This paper therefore presents a simple mathematical model for permeability assessment. Only one parameter, i.e. waterfilled porosity, is required for the proposed model. The results from the presented mathematical model are compared with data obtained by other approaches. A good agreement can be observed, validating the presented method. Additionally, median pore throat size and connectivity of the capillary pores are plotted as a function of water-filled porosity to help understand the permeability changes in structural terms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, Washington, USA
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 International Concrete Sustainability Conference - Washington, United States
Duration: 15 May 201618 May 2016


Conference2016 International Concrete Sustainability Conference
Abbreviated title2016 ICSC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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