Ultrasound In Situ Testing of early Hydration Process of Supplementary Cementitious Pastes
The early hydration process was investigated using ultrasonic monitoring apparatus for pastes made with various mineral admixtures: silica fume (4%, 13%), slag (10%, 30%, 50%, 70%), and fly ash (10%, 30%, 50%). The influence of water to binder ratio (0.23, 0.35 and 0.53) was also studied. The results show that the hydration rate of cementitious material is obviously accelerated with decreasing in water to cement ratio and Silica fume addition, while the reverse phenomenon is observed when fly ash and slag are incorporated.
Hui Wu, Xiao-Qian Qian, Chong-zhi Li and Fei Li
Z. Y. Liu et al., "Ultrasound In Situ Testing of early Hydration Process of Supplementary Cementitious Pastes", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 477, pp. 132-135, 2011