This work aims to investigate the mechanical properties of the cement paste-aggregate interface by combining experimental and numerical approaches. The multi-phase interface microstructure was obtained by X-ray computed tomography (XCT) and submitted to a discrete fracture lattice model for fracture analysis. Apart from the modelling, a benchmark test at the micro-scale has been conducted for the purpose of calibration. With the approach proposed in this work, a framework to model and test the micromechanical properties of the cement paste-aggregate interface at the microscale has been formed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures
EditorsG. Pijaudier-Cabot, P. Grassl, C. La Borderie
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event10th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures: FraMCoS-X - Bayonne, France
Duration: 24 Jun 201926 Jun 2019
https://framcos-x.sciencesconf.org/

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures
Abbreviated titleFraMCoS-X
CountryFrance
CityBayonne
Period24/06/1926/06/19
Internet address

    Research areas

  • X-ray computed tomography, Interface microstructure Lattice model, Mechanical properties

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