Crystallization pressure exerted by in-pore confined crystals

R. M. Espinosa-Marzal, G. W. Scherer

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This paper deals with the investigation of crystallization pressure exerted by in-pore confined crystals during a drying-induced crystallization. The dynamic mechanical analyzer is used to measure the deformation of Cordova Cream limestone during the drying-induced crystallization of sodium sulfate (thenardite) at 95 °C. The analysis of the results requires coupling of thermoporoelasticity with heat, moisture, and ion transport, and crystallization kinetics. The computed non-equilibrium crystallization pressure of thenardite and the capillary pressure can be successfully explained by thermodynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPoromechanics IV - 4th Biot Conference on Poromechanics
EditorsHoe I. Ling, Andrew Smyth, Raimondo Betti
PublisherDEStech Publications
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781605950068
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Biot Conference on Poromechanics - New York, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2009Jun 10 2009

Publication series

NamePoromechanics IV - 4th Biot Conference on Poromechanics


Other4th Biot Conference on Poromechanics
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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