Computer Modelling of Interfacial Transition Zone: Microstructure and Properties.
Computer Modelling of Interfacial Transition Zone:
Microstructure and Properties.
Bentz, D. P.; Garboczi, E. J.
Engineering and Transport Properties of the Interfacial
Transition Zone in Cementitious Composites. RILEM
Report No. 20. Proceedings. Part 5. Chapter 20.
1999, Cedex, France, RILEM Publications s.a.r.l., Cedex,
France, Alexander, M. G.; Arliguie, G.; Ballivy, G.;
Bentur, A., Editor(s)(s), 349-385 pp, 1999.
computer models; zone models; microstructure; concretes;
durability; interfacial transition zone
Many of the experimental advances in understanding
interfacial transition zone (ITZ) microstructure and its
role in the performance of cement-based composites have
been either initiated or accompanied by advances in the
computer modelliug of ITZ microstructure and properties.
In the early stages of research in this area, conceptual
models explaining ITZ formation and structure were
proposed. With the advances in computational capability
in recent years, these conceptual models have been
substantiated and further developed via computer
simulations. This chapter provides a review of the
computational techniques that have been employed in
these simulations and the results obtained, covering
both ITZ formation and structure and the resulting
effect on the properties of cement-based materials.