Heat conduction calorimetry is a convenient method to detect cement-admixture incompatibility. As cement hydrates, heat is produced, and the measurement of this heat is used to monitor and quantify the hydration reaction. This paper presents the design of a simple unthermostated heat conduction calorimeter that can simultaneously monitor the heat production rate in 14 samples of cement paste or mortar. As it is not thermostated, its performance is governed by the ambient temperature stability and the heat capacity balance between each sample and its reference. The author shows that the instrument can be used to detect cement-admixture incompatibility and to quantify retardation time. This paper was presented at a symposium on cement-admixture interactions (December 2003, Tampa, Florida).

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  • Authors:
    • Wadso, L
  • Publication Date: 2003-12


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  • Accession Number: 00986559
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  • Created Date: Feb 22 2005 12:00AM