Title

The effect of elevated curing temperatures on high ye'elimite calcium sulfoaluminate cement mortars

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

This study investigated the material properties and hydration characteristics of calcium sulfoaluminate cement (CSA) based mortars cured under 3 different initial curing temperatures. Two CSA cements with different M-values were selected. Obtained experimental results of mechanical properties, dimensional stability, and heat release were explained by hydration characteristics from X-ray diffraction, thermal gravimetric analysis, porosimetry, and thermodynamic modeling. Decomposition of ettringite decreased compressive strength but reformation of ettringite after additional curing at 30 °C helped to recover the strength in CSA cement with a high amount of calcium sulfate. CSA cement with a low amount of calcium sulfate which was designed to predominantly have monosulfate as the main hydration product, showed increased 1-day strength after higher temperature curing but this occurred was at the expense of decreased 28-day strength.

Publication Title

Materials

Volume

12

Issue

7

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.3390/ma12071072

E-ISSN

19961944

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