Concrete: A Material that Barely Deserves that Qualification

Title: Concrete: A Material that Barely Deserves that Qualification
Author(s): K. van Breugel
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Conference on Material Science
Editor(s): W. Brameshuber
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-108-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-109-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 13 - 32
Total Pages: 20
Nb references: 34
Language: English

Abstract: For understanding concrete, one of the most often used man-made building materials, this material should be considered a system rather than a material. Looking at concrete as a system opens the way for modifying and designing new systems with predefined performance. In this contribution the design aspects of cement-based materials are discussed. Designing new material systems requires understanding of all relevant levels of observation, as well as fundamental knowledge of different fields of science. The multiscale and multidisciplinary approach is believed to be the prerequisite for innovation in materials research.
This will be illustrated with a more detailed discussion of the potential of microstructural models and their role in a multiscale approach of real engineering problems.

Online publication: 2010-12-02
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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