Cement Setting Is Not Just Smooth Anymore: Insight from the Physics of Jamming

A wide variety of fluid systems including organic liquids, mineral melts, colloidal suspensions and granular materials, undergo a dynamical arrest transition when the temperature is lowered, or the density is increased, or the applied stress is decreased. This is known as the glass transition in the first case and as the jamming transition in two latter cases. The purpose of this paper is to show that the coagulation and the setting of cement pastes share with these systems several key attributes which bring them under the same umbrella.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 527-530
  • Monograph Title: CONCREEP 10: Mechanics and Physics of Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structures

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  • Accession Number: 01576571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479346
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Sep 17 2015 3:02PM