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The Relationship between the Air Content in the Mortar and Concrete for Different Types of Cement

Version 1 : Received: 4 September 2019 / Approved: 5 September 2019 / Online: 5 September 2019 (10:31:12 CEST)

How to cite: Łaźniewska-Piekar, B.; Gołaszewski, J. The Relationship between the Air Content in the Mortar and Concrete for Different Types of Cement. Preprints 2019, 2019090058 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201909.0058.v1). Łaźniewska-Piekar, B.; Gołaszewski, J. The Relationship between the Air Content in the Mortar and Concrete for Different Types of Cement. Preprints 2019, 2019090058 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201909.0058.v1).

Abstract

Research results of the relationships between air-volume in air-entrained cement paste, mortar and concrete, all designed according to PN-EN 480-1 guidelines are presented in the paper. The cement paste, mortar and concrete, with w/c=0,5 ratio, were prepared using innovative air-entraining cement CEM II/B-V. The air-entraining cement CEM II/B-V was produced using two methods: mixed together with natural or synthetic aerated admixture. The air volume test of the volumetric method was carried out in case of fresh cement paste, mortar and concrete mix. Fresh concretes were evaluated in terms of stability of air entrainment and consistency for 5, 20 and 40 min. The porosity structure parameters, like summarized air-content, specific surface of air voids, air-voids spacing factor and micropores content of hardened concrete, were estimated using computed tomography with a resolution of 2-5 μm. The aim of the research was to determine the dependence between air-content of cement paste, mortar and concrete on the measurement of air-entrainment of cement paste or mortar with the same w/c ratio and type of cement, all designed according to PN-EN 480-1 guidelines. Test results proved that there is a good correlation between the measured air-content of the cement paste, mortar and concrete. Therefore, it is possible to predict the aeration of concrete on the air-entrainment of the mortar.

Subject Areas

air-entraining admixture, air-content, cement, mortar, concrete, porosity.

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