Properties of cement with the low Portland clinker and the different content of silica fly ash as well as granulated blast furnace slag
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Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials
AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Resource Management
Publication date: 2023-01-12
Cement Wapno Beton 27(4) 285–299 (2022)
The paper presents a study to determine the applicability of blended cements with low Portland clinker content in construction mortars, including special mortars. The main additives used in the study, in the form of ground granulated blast furnace slag and silica fly ash, were characterised by a similar grain composition of less than 40 μm. They were introduced into mortars as a replacement for Portland cement in amounts of 50 and 70 % and their mixtures in amounts not exceeding 70 %. Tests were carried out to determine the influence of the proportion, as well as the SiO2 and CaO content of the individual main components, on the strength parameters of the designed cements. The results show that these cements can be used in self-compacting concrete technology and in sealing mixtures for geoengineering applications, which are designed to perform soil reinforcement and sealing. The proposed technology for the production of CEM V and CEM VI cements, in addition to the favourable changes in their properties, results in a significant reduction in the energy required to produce these cements.