Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Dale P. Bentz, E. Hernandez-Bautista, P. F. de J. Cano-Barrita, S. Sandoval-Torres
Keywords: Cement, concrete, Heat Capacity, Isothermal Calorimetry, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), MRI, NMR, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), Thermal Conductivity, X-Ray Fluorescence
Abstract: A numerical model is developed to describe the thermal conductivity, hydration, and moisture content of Portland cement mortar specimens. In order to develop the model, the thermal conductivity and specific heat of the mortar specimens were measured using the transient plane source method. The model was able to correctly describe the evolution of heat and the degree of hydration in both semi-adiabatic and steam curing conditions.
Reference: Cement and Concrete Composites (2015)