Research on Fresh Concrete Water-Cement Ratio Based on Resistivity Method
Water-cement ratio is an important parameter of concrete quality. Rapid measurement of fresh concrete water-cement ratio can effectively monitor the on-site concrete quality management and play a great role in quality control. We study the variation of fresh concrete resistivity with the aid of electrodeless cement concrete resistivity meter, and discuss the impact of water-cement ratio under different varieties of cement, mineral admixture, chemical admixtures conditions on fresh concrete resistivity. We establish the relationships between fresh concrete resistivity and water-cement ratio based on the law of Portland cement initial hydration resistivity. The studies show that: fresh concrete resistivity is most vulnerable to the changes of water-cement ratio; there is a correlation between the law of fresh concrete resistivity and water-cement ratio; according to the fresh concrete resistivity variation, we can quickly identify water-cement ratio, cement and other parameters.
Giorgio Monti and Enzo Martinelli
H. B. Ren et al., "Research on Fresh Concrete Water-Cement Ratio Based on Resistivity Method", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 847, pp. 469-475, 2016