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Effect of temperature on the hydration of cement paste: composition, microstructure and properties



Title: Effect of temperature on the hydration of cement paste: composition, microstructure and properties
Author(s): J. Francis Young
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Symposium on Concrete Science and Engineering: A Tribute to Arnon Bentur
Editor(s): J. Weiss, K. Kovler, J. Marchand, and S. Mindess
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 2912143926
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Nb references: 18
Language: English


Abstract: Increases in curing temperatures not only affect the rate of hydration, but also the degree of polymerization of C–S–H. Hydration and polymerization are independent processes. Increased curing temperatures also coarsen the capillary pore size distribution. Time-dependent volume changes (creep and drying shrinkage) can be correlated with changes in the pore size distribution and the properties of C–S–H. Silicate polymerization can be considered as a measure of the aging process of cement paste.


Online publication: 2004-03-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143926.100