Rheology of cement paste under high pressure
- Rheology of cement paste under high pressure
- Kim, Jae Hong
Kwon, Seung Hee
Yim, Hong Jae
- Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
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- Cement and Concrete Composites
- The objective of this study was to investigate whether cementitious materials undergo changes during pumping processes due to pressure variation. The influence of pressure on the rheological properties of cement pastes, which assumably represented the lubricating layer that forms along the profile of concrete during pumping, was evaluated using a rotational rheometer with a high-pressure cell. Cement pastes with water-to-cement ratios ranging from 0.35 to 0.6 were tested according to a protocol designed to simulate the conditions of an actual pumping process based on field tests. The shear rates, shearing durations, and pressure levels from 0 to 30 MPa were experimentally simulated. The test results indicated that below a certain water-to-cement ratio (0.40) elevated pressures lead to changes in the rheological properties, while changes were negligible when the ratio was above this threshold. Further, at low water-to-cement ratios the thixotropy of the cement paste can reverse into rheopexy after pressurization.
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- Jae Hong Kim, Seung Hee Kwon, Shiho Kawashima, Hong Jae Yim, 2017, Rheology of cement paste under high pressure, Columbia University Academic Commons, https://doi.org/10.7916/D8FX7B05.