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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Increasing the Strength of Concretes Made with Blended Cements
Author(s): Pierre-Claude Aïtcin, William Wilson, and Sidney Mindess
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 49-52
Keywords: admixture, hydration, filler, curing
Abstract:Blended cements (binders) contain fillers or supplementary cementitious materials, which are less reactive than the portland cement and thus reduce the early compressive strength. Two approaches can be used to overcome this strength reduction. The article discusses one of them that is purely physical and based on increasing the packing density of the binder particles in the cement paste using a high-range water-reducing admixture to lower the water-binder ratio.
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