EFFECT OF CALCIUM CHLORIDE ON PORTLAND CEMENTS AND CONCRETES

THE ADDITION OF CALCIUM CHLORIDE TO PORTLAND CEMENTS AND CONCRETES APPEARS TO INCREASE THE HEAT CONTRIBUTED AT THE END OF 24 HOURS BY DICALCIUM SILICATE AND TETRACALCIUM ALUMINO-FERRITE AND TO DECREASE THE HEAT CONTRIBUTED TO TRICALCIUM ALUMINATE. CALCIUM CHLORIDE HAS LITTLE EFFECT ON THE HEAT CONTRIBUTED BY TRICALCIUM SILICATE. CALCIUM CHLORIDE INCREASES THE RATE AT WHICH THE HEAT IS EVOLVED FROM ALL CEMENTS. THE STRENGTH CONTRIBUTED BY THE TWO SILICATE COMPOUNDS IN CEMENT WERE INCREASED AND THE STRENGTH CONTRIBUTED BY TRICALCIUM ALUMINATE WAS DECREASED BY THE ADDITION OF CALCIUM CHLORIDE. CALCIUM CHLORIDE DECREASED THE TIME OF SET OF ELEVEN COMMERCIAL CEMENTS AND INCREASED THE FLOW AND THE STRENGTH OF THE RESULTING CONCRETE. THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE EXPERIMENTAL CEMENTS WERE SIMILARLY AFFECTED BY THE ADDITION OF CALCIUM CHLORIDE. THE OPTIMUM AMOUNTS TO BE ADDED FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF CEMENT AND AT VARIOUS CURING TEMPERATURES ARE INDICATED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 14, Part I, PP 341-381, 13 FIG, 8 TAB, 16 REF
  • Authors:
    • Rapp, P
  • Publication Date: 1935

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 6-7, 1934. Part I
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  • Accession Number: 00212690
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 13 1994 12:00AM