Relationship between the late-age hydration and strength development of cement-slag mortars
The relationship between the late-age hydration and strength development of cement-slag mortars have been investigatedby measuring the compressive strengths and the non-evaporable water contents. The results show that the late-age strengthincreases with increasing the slag content. Increasing the fineness of slag makes greater contribution to the late-age strengthimprovement at high water to binder ratio than that at low water to binder ratio. At lower water to binder ratio, theincreasing rates of compressive strength and non-evaporable water content are smaller. There is a linear relationshipbetween the increasing rate of compressive strength and the increasing rate of non-evaporable water contents. The slope isalmost the same for all the samples at constant water to binder ratio and decreases with decreasing the water to binder ratio.
Cement, Slag, Hydration, Compressive strength, Non-evaporable water content
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