Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory Consortium.
Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory
Bullard, J. W.
NISTIR 6962; 41 p. January 2003.
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cements; concretes; cement hydration; computer models;
concrete testing; microstructure; simulation; virtual
The Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory
(VCCTL) Consortium was formed in January 2001.
Headquartered in the Building and Fire Research
Laboratory (BFRL) at the National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST), the consortium originally
consisted of three NIST laboratories: BFRL, the
Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), and the
Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory (MSEL), and
six industrial members: Cemex, Dyckerhoff AG, Holcim
Inc., Master Builders Technologies (MBT), the Portland
Cement Association (PCA), and W.R. Grace & Co.- Conn.
The overall goals of the consortium wereand continue to
be-to develop a virtual testing system that can reduce
the amount of physical concrete testing needed and can
expedite the research and development process. This will
result in substantial time and cost savings to the
concrete construction industry as a whole. This document
reports the activities of the VCCTL Consortium in 2002.