Pore Structure and Microstructure of Foam Concrete
The pore structure and microstructure of the foam concrete was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and light microscopy combined with digital image analysis. The results show that: (1) even-distributed fine and close pores resulting in high strength and low permeability; (2) uneven-distributed large size pores and open pores lead to low strength and high permeability; (3) light microscopy combined with digital image analysis is a cheap and convenient tool fitting for the pore structure analysis of the foam concrete; (4) scanning electron microscopy is very appropriate for the pore structure and microstructure analysis of the foam concrete.
Yiwang Bao, Li Tian and Jianghong Gong
X. G. Yu et al., "Pore Structure and Microstructure of Foam Concrete", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 177, pp. 530-532, 2011