Issue Date: August 8, 2016
Concrete creep mechanism explained
Concrete is ubiquitous as a building material, but it suffers from “creep,” long-term deformations caused by its own weight, that damage its integrity and make it susceptible to cracking and crumbling. Now, scientists have evidence this creeping phenomenon stems from nanoscale dissolving of concrete’s primary phase, calcium silicate hydrate (CSH) grains, under high stress (J. Chem. Phys. 2016, DOI: 10.1063/1.4955429). The discovery, by a team led by Gaurav Sant, . . .
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