The secondary pozzolanic reaction mechanism has been modeled explicitly in the Delft hydration model Hymostruc. The model calculates the progress of the hydration process as a function of the particle size distribution, the water cement ratio, the temperature and the cement and pozzolanic chemistry. The consumption of portlandite due to the activation of the pozzolanic materials is shown in detail. The numerical results are validated by an experimental testing plan on G-cement and 8% of silica fume and a water to cementitious ratio of 0.44. The simulated development of portlandite and degree of hydration and the experimental results are in good agreement.

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