Effect of Particle Size Change on the Hydration Behaviour of Calcium Aluminate Cements

Chuanyin Zhang1, Yajuan Wang1, Bin Guo1, Xuejun Shang1, Guotian Ye1, Qingfeng Wang2

1 Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou/China
2 Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology, Luoyang/China


Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 75 - 78


In this work, the effect of particle size change on the hydration behavior of a commercial calcium aluminate cement (CAC) after grinding for different times was studied. The hydration heat curves of the cements with and without milling were tested through the semi-adiabatic method, and the setting time was measured by Vicat apparatus. The vacuum freeze drying method was utilized to terminate the cement hydration at the designated time, and X-ray diffraction was conducted to analyse the phase composition of the hydrated products.


calcium aluminate cement, hydration, particle size


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