Research on the Efficient Application of Silica Fume in High-Tech Cement-Based Materials
The comparison experiments are carried out at different silica fume dosage between the silica fume with pre-treatment and the silica fume without pre-treatment. The results show that the pre-treatment of silica fume improved the strength greatly and the silica fume dosage corresponding to the strength peak somewhat moved forward from 0.20 for the cement-based materials with pre-treatment of silica fume to 0.21 for the cement-based materials without pre-treatment of silica fume. The particles distribution experiment results indicate that after the pre-treatment of silica fume, the average particle diameter of silica fume reduced from 2.865μｍto 0.151μｍ. Based on Aim-Goff model, it is concluded that the increase in the compressive strength and flextural strength of cement-based materials with pre-treatment of silica fume, are attributed to the dispersion of silica fume agglomeration and the increase in the packing density of the cement-based materials.
Hui Li, Yan Feng Liu, Ming Guo, Rui Zhang and Jing Du
D. Lin and Z. Y. Wen, "Research on the Efficient Application of Silica Fume in High-Tech Cement-Based Materials", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 374-377, pp. 1537-1540, 2012