Evaluation of mortar mixing procedures using squeeze flow test

Author(s): Fábio A. Cardoso, Fábio L. Camporab, Rafael G. Pileggi, Vanderley M. John
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: International RILEM Workshop on Rheological Measurements of Cement-based Materials IRWRMC’18
Editor(s): Chafika DJELAL, Yannick VANHOVE
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-230-5
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-231-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 33 - 37
Total Pages: 5
Language: English

Abstract: This work reports an experimental investigation employing the squeeze flow test to assess the mixing efficiency of laboratory procedures for mortars. Several factory-produced Brazilian rendering mortars were prepared by three different mixing procedures and the fresh mortars samples were evaluated by flow-table test and by constant-speed squeeze flow test. Results clearly demonstrated that the procedures employing the mechanical mixer can provide more energy than manual mixing does; moreover, the use of a two-step water into powder addition method further enhanced the mixing efficiency when using the mechanical mixer, increasing flowability and repeatability of the produced mortars.

Online publication : 2019
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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