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Measurement of the Rheological Properties of Cement Paste: A New Approach

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Author(s)

Chiara F. Ferraris

Abstract

This paper presents a new approach for predicting the rheological properties of concrete from rheological measurements on cement paste and from concrete composition. This approach requires measurement of the cement paste rheology under the same conditions as those experienced in the concrete. It is known that the rheology of concrete is affected by the cement paste content, by contributing to the gap between the aggregates. A parallel plate fluid rheometer was used to simulate the gap between the aggregates. It is demonstrated that the distance between the plates affects the rheological parameters of cement paste. Some preliminary results are presented and discussed. As the mixing procedure affects the values of the rheological parameters of the cement paste, special precautions were taken to mix the paste under the same conditions as those experienced in the concrete.
Proceedings Title
Symposium of the Role of Admixtures in High Performance Concrete
Conference Dates
March 21-26, 1999
Conference Location
Monterrey, MX
Conference Title
RILEM International Symposium on The Role of Admixtures in High Performance Concrete

Keywords

building materials, building technology, cement paste, rheology

Citation

Ferraris, C. (1999), Measurement of the Rheological Properties of Cement Paste: A New Approach, Symposium of the Role of Admixtures in High Performance Concrete, Monterrey, MX, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860140 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created July 1, 1999, Updated July 24, 2017