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American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2015, 3(6), 208-211
DOI: 10.12691/ajcea-3-6-3
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Rheology and Setting Time of Cement Paste

Mbujje Joel Webster1, Wei Xiaozheng1, and Zawedde Aisha2

1Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

2China University of Geosciences, Wuhan-China

Pub. Date: November 10, 2015

Cite this paper:
Mbujje Joel Webster, Wei Xiaozheng and Zawedde Aisha. Rheology and Setting Time of Cement Paste. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2015; 3(6):208-211. doi: 10.12691/ajcea-3-6-3

Abstract

Experimental results about effect of superplasticizer dosage, fly ash content and water to cement ratio on rheology and setting time are presented. 16 samples are evaluated using a Brookfield laboratory rheometer and a standard vicat needle apparatus. Spread of the samples is also measured using mini slump cone (d1=60mm, d2=35, h=60mm) and an empirical relationship between spread and yield stress is put forward.

Keywords:
brookfield rheometer setting time mini slump cone

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