Mongkhon Narmluk, Toyoharu Nawa
Cement and Concrete Research, Volume 41, Issue 6, June 2011
This paper describes the effect of fly ash on the hydration kinetics of cement in low water to binder (w/b) fly ash-cement at different curing temperatures. The modified shrinking-core model was used to quantify the kinetic coefficients of the various hydration processes. The results show that the effect of fly ash on the hydration kinetics of cement depends on fly ash replacement ratios and curing temperatures. It was found that, at 20 °C and 35 °C, the fly ash retards the hydration of cement in the early period and accelerates the hydration of cement in the later period. Higher the fly ash replacement ratios lead to stronger effects. However, at 50 °C, the fly ash retards the hydration of the cement at later ages when it is used at high replacement ratios. This is because the pozzolanic reaction of the large volumes of fly ash is strongly accelerated from early in the aging, impeding the hydration of the cement.
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