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11. Identifying improved standardized tests for measuring cement particle size and surface area
Topic: Building Materials
Published: 4/1/2013
Authors: Chiara F Ferraris, Edward Joseph Garboczi
Abstract: The Blaine fineness (Blaine) of a cement powder is a single parameter that is meant to characterize the specific surface area of a cement, and is assumed to be linked to physical and mechanical properties such as strength, setting time, and rheology. ...

12. Alkali-Silica Reaction Degradation of Nuclear Power Plant Concrete Structures: A Scoping Study
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7937
Topic: Building Materials
Published: 3/11/2013
Authors: Kenneth Alan Snyder, Hai Sang Lew
Abstract: Alkali-silica reaction (ASR) is a concrete degradation phenomenon in which the alkalis that are typically found in concrete react with certain amorphous or micro-crystalline siliceous phases in the aggregate and, in the presence of moisture, form ...

13. Flexible polyurethane foam with well characterized and reproducible smoldering
Topic: Building Materials
Published: 3/24/2012
Authors: Mauro Zammarano, Szabolcs Matko, Rick D Davis, Roland H. Kraemer
Abstract: Smoldering is a self-sustaining heterogeneous oxidation reaction that induces a slow, low temperature, flameless combustion.1 Flexible polyurethane foams (PUF) are particularly prone to smoldering due to their high air permeability and low density. I ...

14. Measurement Science Roadmap for Workability of Cementitious Materials: Workshop Summary Report
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1704
Topic: Building Materials
Published: 8/15/2011
Authors: Chiara F Ferraris, Nicos Martys
Abstract: This report summarizes the results of the workshop ,Measurement Science Roadmap for Workability of Cementitious MaterialsŠ held on March 18, 2011 in Gaithersburg Maryland and sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology with collab ...

15. Rheological Characterization of Flow Table Reference Material
Topic: Building Materials
Published: 4/29/2011
Authors: Chiara F Ferraris, Haleh Azari
Abstract: The flow table is a standardized test that is widely used to qualify a mortar to be tested for compressive strength and air content. It is also the only standard test to quantify a mortar workability property. Therefore, the calibration of this dev ...

16. The Role of Service Life Prediction In Sustainability Determinations
Topic: Building Materials
Published: 2/14/2011
Authors: Christopher C White, Kar T. Tan, Donald Lee Hunston
Abstract: Sustainability calculations are based on assumptions about the energy required to produce, transport place in-service items. A critical component of these calculations is the expected service life of the material, component or system. Estimates of t ...

Topic: Building Materials
Published: 11/7/2010
Authors: David W. Esh, Jacob Philip, Kenneth Alan Snyder
Abstract: The use of cementitious materials has been proposed in a variety of waste management systems because these materials can have a variety of desirable performance characteristics: hydraulic isolation, chemical isolation, structural stability. Cementit ...

18. Roles of Adhesive and Interfacial Properties on Humidity-induced Failure
Topic: Building Materials
Published: 2/21/2010
Authors: Kar T. Tan, Christopher C White, Donald Lee Hunston, Kristen L. Steffens, Hatlee Timothy, Kristen Hamilton, Vogt D Bryan
Abstract: Adhesion loss due to moisture is a fundamental problem in a large diversity of industries ranging from microelectronics and automotive to aerospace. This study investigates the durability of model adhesive joints consisting of a homologous series of ...

Topic: Building Materials
Published: 10/15/2009
Authors: Kenneth Alan Snyder, Paul E Stutzman, Jacob Philip, David W. Esh
Abstract: The hydration products of varying proportions of portland cement, fly ash, ground granulated blast furnace slag, and silica fume in blended systems were identified and quantified. The proportion of portland cement varied from 100 % down to 10 %. ...

20. Mapping Heterogeneity in NanoTiO2/Polymer Coatings Using Confocal Microscopy and Depth Sensing Indentation
Topic: Building Materials
Published: 10/14/2009
Author: Li Piin Sung
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to develop relevant metrology to measure the appropriate structure-property relationship at a proper length scale to understand the interplay between nanoparticle and polymeric matrix. In this paper, we present the prelim ...

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