Applications of µic

The customisability of µic can allow users to simulate a variety of growth mechanisms. The output from the model is in the form of the geometry of the microstructure at each step of simulation. This geometry can be used for further analysis, for example for mechanical properties or pore-properties. Information about all materials in every particle and in the entire system is also available. Most experimental results from cement are valid for bulk-samples and localised information that can be more useful for understanding the science behind processes is lost. This model can prove to be a useful tool for researchers as laws that govern local or short-term behaviour can be input to the model, and the overall effects of these laws on the entire system, which can be compared to experiments, can be studied, after accounting for the large number of interactions that occur in a complex system like cement.

Currently µic is being used to study the hydration kinetics of cements, their microstructural development, development of phase properties such as densities, development of mechanical properties, early age phenomena like setting and autogenous shrinkage, etc.

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