Measuring Rheological Properties of Cement Pastes: Most common Techniques, Procedures and Challenges

  • Dimitri Feys Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, United States
  • Rolands Cepuritis Department of Structural Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway.
  • Stefan Jacobsen Department of Structural Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway.
  • Karel Lesage Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Department of Structural Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  • Egor Secrieru Institute of Construction Materials, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.
  • Ammar Yahia Department of Civil Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

Abstract

The science of rheology is increasingly used to describe the properties of fresh cement paste. Compared to standard workability tests, rheological properties allow for more fundamental investigation, more precise phenomenological description of flow properties and serve as input for numerical simulations. Standard commercially available rheometers are typically used to perform those measurements. However, the results of the measurement depend on the geometry, testing procedure and a number of potential artefacts which may occur. This technical letter describes the most common techniques and procedures used to assess the rheological properties of cement paste, as well as challenges during measurements and actions to counter these challenges.

Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
FEYS, Dimitri et al. Measuring Rheological Properties of Cement Pastes: Most common Techniques, Procedures and Challenges. RILEM Technical Letters, [S.l.], v. 2, p. 129-135, dec. 2017. ISSN 2518-0231. Available at: <https://letters.rilem.net/index.php/rilem/article/view/43>. Date accessed: 16 nov. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.21809/rilemtechlett.2017.43.
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