Whittaker, M, Dubina, E, Plank, J and Black, L (2010) The Effects of Prehydration on Cement Performance. In: Cement and concrete Science: Proceedings. 30th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, 13 -14 September, Birmingham. Cement and Concrete Science .
This study investigated the effects of cement prehydration on cement’s engineering properties. Anhydrous cement was exposed over a saturated KCl solution to maintain 85% RH, for 7 and 28 days. Mortar and cement pastes were tested for strength, workability and setting time, with sample analysis by XRD and DTA. Results showed a decreased reactivity of the prehydrated cements resulting in reduced strength and increased setting times. We propose that this may be due to an upset of the sulphate balance in the cement upon prehydration.
|Keywords:||cement, prehydration, civil engineering, cement and concrete science|
|Institution:||The University of Leeds|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)|
|Depositing User:||Symplectic Publications|
|Date Deposited:||24 Mar 2011 12:17|
|Last Modified:||16 Sep 2016 14:03|
|Publisher:||Cement and Concrete Science|