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Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory Consortium.


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Bullard, J. W.

NISTIR 6962; 41 p. January 2003.

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Keywords:

cements; concretes; cement hydration; computer models; concrete testing; microstructure; simulation; virtual laboratory

Abstract:

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.