The Quantitative Calculation the Volume Fraction of Cement Pastes
The knowledge of the microstructure is a point of major importance to understand the transport, mechanics, creep and shrinkage properties. The present work proposes a method to quantitatively predict the volume percentage of each of phases in Portland cement pastes. The saturated density of C-S-H is revised as a function of degree of hydration and water to cement ratio (w/c). The computed results are consistent with experimental values for cement paste that performed in this study.
Z. Y. Liu et al., "The Quantitative Calculation the Volume Fraction of Cement Pastes", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 168-170, pp. 156-160, 2011