A Review of Strength Models in Association with Pore Structure of Cement-Based Materials
In this article, some empirical and theoretical models accounting the relationship between the strength and pore structure of cement-based materials is reviewed and analyzed. From the literature review and analysis, it can be found that the total porosity can be singly used to characterize the relationship between compressive strength and pore structure, but can not be applied into describe the relationship between pore structure and tensile strength. Another major parameter of pore structure - pore size distribution, will have a major impact on strength; the relationship between pore structure and tensile strength is for most models of cement paste, without the consideration of aggregate, and the application of the model must comply with the relevant assumptions. The research on the relationship between the tensile strength of concrete is still at a preliminary stage, requiring more theoretical and experimental study.
Jinglong Bu, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang, Yungang Li
Q. Zhu et al., "A Review of Strength Models in Association with Pore Structure of Cement-Based Materials", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 287-290, pp. 862-867, 2011