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Experimental Microporomechanics

  • Franz-Josef Ulm
  • Antoine Delafargue
  • Georgios Constantinides
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 480)

Abstract

Is it possible to break down natural porous material systems down to a scale where materials no longer change from one material to another, and upscale (‘nanoengineer’) the behavior from the nanoscale to the macroscale of engineering applications? — This is the challenging question we address in these lecture notes through a review of tools and methods of experimental microporomechanics. The combination of advanced experimental indentation techniques and microporomechanics theory provides a unique opportunity to understand and assess nanoproperties and microstructure, as a new basis for the engineering prediction of macroscopic poromechanical properties of natural composites. This is illustrated for cement-based materials and shales.

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Indentation Depth Indentation Test Orientation Distribution Function Interfacial Transition Zone Indentation Modulus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz-Josef Ulm
    • 1
  • Antoine Delafargue
    • 1
  • Georgios Constantinides
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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