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Publication Citation: Development of a Reference Material for the Calibration of Cement Paste Rheometers

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Author(s): Chiara F. Ferraris; Paul E. Stutzman; Zhuguo Li; Min-Hong Zhang;
Title: Development of a Reference Material for the Calibration of Cement Paste Rheometers
Published: April 22, 2013
Abstract: Rheometers are usually calibrated using a standard reference oil. On the other hand the calibration of rheometer for paste or concrete cannot be calibrated using an oil as it is a Newtonian fluid, while the rheometers are designed to measure non-Newtonian materials. A granular reference material that could simulate a Bingham fluid as cement paste was developed in this study. The mixture is a mixture of corn syrup, water and fine limestone. Later sand and coarse aggregates could be added to develop a mortar or concrete reference materials. This paper illustrates the various aspects of the development and show data obtained with various geometries of rheometers.
Citation: Journal of ASTM International
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
Pages: 5 pp.
Keywords: Reference material; cement paste;
Research Areas: Concrete/Cement, Inorganic Materials, Materials Science
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