Portland, Blended, and Other Hydraulic Cements

For different types of cement, the document shows (by percent) typical chemical composition, loss on ignition, insoluble residue, and potential compound composition. Chemical equations are shown for the primary chemical compound transformations involving tricalcium silicate (C3S), dicalcium silicate (C2S), tricalcium aluminate (C3A), and tetracalcium aluminoferrite (C4AF). Typical values for Blaine fineness are given. A table illustrates requirements for compressive strength of mortars for various cement types. Charts and graphs illustrate the effects of cement type on sulfate attack and compressive strength development. Properties discussed include fineness, soundness, consistency, setting time, compressive strength, heat of hydration, and relative density.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40 pp

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01103101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IS004
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2008 8:05PM