Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
Nanoscale Agent Based Modelling for Nanostructure Development of Cement
Year:2009

Research Areas
  • Construction materials

Information
Abstract
Most of macroscopic properties of materials are consequences of processes taking place at the nanoscale. Investigation of phenomena at the sub-micro level to improve the performance of construction materials is one of the main applications of Nanotechnology in Construction. The modelling and simulation of nanostructures is then essential to provide a better understanding of the behaviour of construction materials. We present in this paper an agent-based modelling approach in which a set of interacting agents, capable of organizing themselves dynamically and of adapting to the environment, encapsulate the behaviour of the whole system. This new approach is used for studying the nanostructure development of cement, considering that each individual particle develops its own C-S-H shell critical thickness which triggers the agent for shifting the algorithm to next stage. The algorithm results were compared and found in good agreement with reported experimental work.
International
Si
Congress
NICOM3 (Nanotechnology in Construccion 3)
960
Place
Praga
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-3-642-00979-2
Start Date
31/05/2009
End Date
02/06/2009
From page
175
To page
180
Actas del Congreso
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Infraestructura del Transporte