Numerical Simulation of Mechanical Behaviour of Cement Paste under Compressive Pressure
This paper contributes to numerically study the mechanical behavior of cement paste under compressive pressure. First, the main results from an experimental study on the mechanical behavior of cement paste are studied. Then an elastoplastique model with two flow mechanisms is proposed to describe the mechanical behavior of cement paste subjected to confining pressure. A particular emphasis is put on the pore collapse mechanism which is developed at higher confining pressure. Finally, numerical simulations and experimental data are compared in order to verify the capacity of the proposed model to reduce numerically the basic characteristics of cement paste under different levels of confining pressure.
X. M. Qiu and H. B. Bian, "Numerical Simulation of Mechanical Behaviour of Cement Paste under Compressive Pressure", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 261-263, pp. 555-560, 2011