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Influence Of Fine And Ultrafine Particles On The Heat Of Hydration And The Compressive Strength Of Cement Mortars

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP000101

Volume

28

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

870 kb

Author(s)

R. Duval & E.H. Kadri

Abstract

This paper presents the results of the effect of fine inert and hydraulic fillers on the early hydration of mortars incorporating these powders. The activity of the mineral additives is assessed by measuring the heat of hydration of the different blended mortars which consist of 90% Portland cement and 10% admixture with a 0.45 water/binder ratio. During the early stages the fine particles accelerate the hydration rate by providing an increased number of nuclei sites for hydrates growth. These results concern the inert filler (alumina) and the hydraulic and/or pozzolanic microfillers (ultrafine calcite, silica fume and quartz powder). At very early stages the finest particles increase the compressive strength of blended mortars compared with contr

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