Effect of Gypsum on Hydration Degree and Structure of Hardened Paste of Alite-Strontium Calcium Sulphoaluminate Cement
Synthesis conditions and performance of alite-strontium calcium sulphoaluminate cement have been studied by introducing strontium calcium sulphoaluminate into Portland cement clinker. The effects of gypsum on compressive strength, hydration degree and structure of hardened alite-strontium calcium sulphoaluminate cement paste were studied in this paper. Composition and structure of the hardened cement paste were analyzed by XRD and SEM. Results show that appropriate content of gypsum could contribute to the hydration of alite-strontium calcium sulphoaluminate cement. When gypsum content is 9%, the compressive strengths for 1d, 3d and 28d curing age are 30.7MPa, 59.5MPa and 105.5MPa, and the corresponding hydration degree are 40.4%, 57.5% and 85.8%, respectively. The hydration products of alite-strontium calcium sulphoaluminate cement are mainly ettringite (AFt), Ca(OH)2, C-S-H gel. Large amount of AFt formed at early curing age provides a sound basis for early compressive strength, and a lot of C-S-H gel generated at later curing age increases the density of the hardened paste.
Shiquan Liu and Min Zuo
Q. Y. Li et al., "Effect of Gypsum on Hydration Degree and Structure of Hardened Paste of Alite-Strontium Calcium Sulphoaluminate Cement", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 306-307, pp. 1024-1028, 2011