HARDENED PORTLAND CEMENT PASTES MODELISATION OF THE MICRO-STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION LAWS OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES III - ELASTIC MODULUS
Abstract This paper is the first of a series of three. For Portland cement pastes, it presents a model of the micro-structure and the associated compressive strength law which will be the base of the two following papers. Model and strength law involve that the most important parameter influencing the strength is the capillary porosity. They allow to foresee the characteristic properties of the pastes of the first and of the second group. At last they give informations about the structure of the gel.