Effect of Slag Content and Hardening Accelerator Dosage on the Physico-Mechanical Properties of Cement and Concrete
Our contribution consists at the study of the effect of (0 %, 0.2 % and 0.34 %) dosage of an hardening accelerating plasticizer (Plastocrete 160, produced by Sika Aldjazair) on the properties of normal mortar and concretes prepared with portland cement artificial of Hadjar Soud cement factory (Skikda – Algeria) with addition of (10 % and 20 %) of granulated blast furnace slag finely crushed of the El Hadjar blast furnace (Annaba - Algeria). The tests are focused to the physical and mechanical characteristics of elaborated materials to knowing: setting time, porosity, water absorption capacity and the test of compressive strength at 2, 7 and 28 days. The results obtained show clearly the reliability of the additive used to accelerate the hardening and to obtain high strengths at early age, which increase by increasing of the additive dosage. For the slag, its low hydraulic capacity does not make it profitable than at the long term (beyond 28 days).
Maher Soueidan, Mohamad Roumié and Pierre Masri
R. Derabla et al., "Effect of Slag Content and Hardening Accelerator Dosage on the Physico-Mechanical Properties of Cement and Concrete", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 324, pp. 392-395, 2011