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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

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

Keywords

Reference material, cement paste

Citation

Ferraris, C. , Stutzman, P. , Li, Z. and Zhang, M. (2013), Development of a Reference Material for the Calibration of Cement Paste Rheometers, Journal of ASTM International, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=907619 (Accessed May 21, 2024)

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Created April 22, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017