ESR: Nabor Jiménez Segura

Host: TU Wien

Start date: November 3, 2017


This project has the objectiveto develop a predictive multi-scale poromechanical model establishing a quantitative link between:

  • sorption-induced nano-structural processes, such as observed by 1H NMR and modelled by MD simulations;
  • and experimentally measured shrinkage/swelling of engineered C-S-H.

Progress of the project



Expected Results:

  • Month 12: Multi-scale representation of engineered C-S-H;
  • Month 21: Macroscopic characterisation of swelling / shrinkage of engineered C-S-H;
  • Month 30: Identification of sorption-induced nano-structural processes relevant for macroscopic shrinkage / swelling;
  • Month 39: Multiscale model for upscaling of sorption-induced nano-structural processes.

Planned Secondments

  • 1 month at USurrey: Interact with ESRs 9 & 11; start month 11.
  • 4 months at SGR: Macroscopic shrinkage/swelling characterisation of hydrates during sorption; start month 27.