Title

Relationship between Fluidity and Stability of Self-Consolidating Mortar Incorporating Chemical and Mineral Admixtures

Abstract

In this study, the effect of chemical and mineral admixtures, including superplasticizer, viscosity modifying agent (VMA), limestone powder and fly ash in different W/C on fluidity, viscosity, and stability of self-consolidating mortar is investigated and proper workability regions for the prepared mixtures are presented. The obtained results indicate that W/C is the most significant parameter influencing the rheological properties of cementitious mixtures, specially their stability. Furthermore, the maximum allowable W/C for preventing inhomogeneity could not be a fixed value for all the mixtures and should be adjusted for the target fluidity. On the other hand, using VMAs is an effective method for stabilizing self-consolidating mortars and preventing any kinds of instability while limestone powder and fly ash mainly affect bleeding and aggregate blockage. Besides, these mineral admixtures improved the fluidity of the mixtures to some extent.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Comments

This work was financially supported by Construction Materials Institute (CMI), faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran.

Keywords and Phrases

Admixtures; Fluidity; Self-consolidating mortar; Stability; Viscosity

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0950-0618

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2010 Elsevier Ltd., All rights reserved.

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