Tutorials

 

Tutorials for the use of CEMDATA14 in GEMS

A forth GEMS workshop took place at Empa on May 7&8, 2014 using GEMS 3.2 and introducing the new database version CEMDATA14.01. Its content is provided below.

  1. Introduction to thermodynamic modeling / structure of GEMS / feedback from exercises (Barbara Lothenbach/Frank Winnefeld - Empa)
  2. Influence of temperature on cement hydration (Barbara Lothenbach - Empa)
  3. Thermodynamic database (Barbara Lothenbach - Empa)
  4. Solid solutions (Dmitrii Kulik - PSI)
  5. Hydration modeling (Barbara Lothenbach - Empa)
  6. Relative humidity (Thomas Matschei - Holcim)
  7. Kinetics (Dmitrii Kulik - PSI)
  8. GEMSFIT: A coupled code for GEMS input data optimization (George D. Miron / ETH Zürich)
  9. Thermodynamic modeling of hydrated Portland cement – SCM systems: Implementation of hydration kinetics based on 29Si MAS NMR spectra (Wolfgang Kunther – Aarhus University)
  10. Thermodynamic modeling and ternary blends (CSA-OPC-C$) (Romain Trauchessec - Université de Lor-raine)
  11. Modeling of CaO, Al2O3, CaSO4 and CaCO3 systems (Julien Bizzozero – EPFL)
  12. Modeling of limestone and dolomite containing cements (Maciej Zajac – HTC Leimen)
  13. Glass dissolution (Ruben Snellings - EPFL)
  14. Influence of limestone on the hydration of calcium sulfoaluminate cements (Frank Winnefeld – EMPA)

Downloads: Presentations and GEMS Tutorials (Example projects) as ZIP-files

 

Tutorials for the use of CEMDATA07 in GEMS

In November 2007 a workshop on the use of GEMS was co-organised by Empa, University of Aberdeen and PSI. A follow-up workshop was hold in June 2010. The presentations from the user meeting can be downloaded:

 

A third workshop was hold at the University of Sao Paulo in September 2012 using GEMS 3.1.

The presentations, the tutorial files and additional help files can be downloaded below.

 

Released versions

Please download the release news to view recent changes and additions in the database.

 

REFERENCES

Database development

CEMDATA14

 

CEMDATA07

 

Application to ordinary Portland cement

 

Application to blended Portland cement

 

Application to alternative cementitious binders

 

Application to durability of cementitious systems