Portland Cement: Composition, Production and Properties

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Thomas Telford, 1999 - 225 pages
3 Reviews
- Introduction: nomenclature and composition of Portland cement - Raw materials - Clinker production processes; energy considerations - Techniques of clinker characterisation - Grinding, fineness and particle size distribution of cement - Test of quality; heat of hydration - Hydration chemistry and reaction rates - Microstructure and physical properties of hardened cement paste - European classification of Portland cements; composition and properties of blended cements - Some special cements
 

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Contents

Introduction and composition of Portland cement l
1
Raw materials
15
Production of cement clinker
31
Characterisation of Portland cement clinker
53
Grinding and fineness of cement
67
Tests of cement quality
79
The hydration of Portland cement
95
The nature of hardened cement paste
131
Portland cements and related blended cements
163
Admixtures and special cements
197
Appendix Pore size distribution from an adsorption
209
Index
219
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Dr. Gerry Bye is Senior Research Associate at Blue Circle Cement.

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