Transport process in the microstructure of concrete and their relevance for durability

Author(s): Lars-Olof Nilsson
Paper category: conference
Book title: Microstructural-related Durability of Cementitious Composites
Editor(s): Guang Ye, K. van Breugel, Wei Sun and Changwen Miao
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-129-2
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-123-0
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2012
Pages: 29 - 36
Total Pages: 8
Language: English

Abstract: The concepts of “durability” and “service-life” are extended to include the deterioration of the protective system against various environmental actions. Examples are given on transport processes that are decisive for a large number of deterioration mechanisms. Transport paths in the microstructure of concrete are discussed and compared to the ones in paste. The mechanisms of moisture and ion transport are connected to the microstructure and examples are given where the true transport mechanisms must be better understood.

Online publication: 2012-07-05
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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