A numerical model for the growth of amorphous quasi-two-dimensional structures in three-dimensional confinements is presented. Application of this model to the formation of calcium-silicate-hydrates by reaction of anhydrous cement and water, within the interstitial pore space of cement grains, leads to structures with growth and morphological properties consistent with a range of experimental data. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
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