Creep and Shrinkage Behaviour of Disintegrated and Non-Disintegrated Cement Mortar
Materials 2021
Rihards Gailītis, Beata Figiela, Kalvis Ābeļkalns, Andīna Sprince, Genādijs Šahmenko, Marta Choinska, Martin Duarte Guigou

One way to prevent cement from ending up in landfills after its shelf life is to regain its activity and reuse it as a binder. As has been discovered, milling by planetary ball mill is not effective. Grinding by collision is considered a more efficient way to refine brittle material and, in the case of cement, to regain its activity. There has been considerable research regarding the partial replacement of cement using disintegrated cement in mortar or concrete in the past few decades. This article determines and compares the creep and shrinkage properties of cement mortar specimens made from old disintegrated, old non-disintegrated, and new non-disintegrated Portland cement. The tests show that the creep strains for old disintegrated and old non-disintegrated cement mortars are close, within a 2% margin of each other. However, the creep strains for new non-disintegrated cement mortar are 30% lower. Shrinkage for old disintegrated and non-disintegrated cement mortar is 20% lower than for new non-disintegrated cement mortar. The research shows that disintegration is a viable procedure to make old cement suitable for structural application from a long-term property standpoint. Additionally, it increases cement mortar compressive strength by 49% if the cement is disintegrated together with sand.

Atslēgas vārdi
creep, shrinkage, long-term properties, disintegrated cement, non-disintegrated cement

Gailītis, R., Figiela, B., Ābeļkalns, K., Sprince, A., Šahmenko, G., Choinska, M., Guigou, M. Creep and Shrinkage Behaviour of Disintegrated and Non-Disintegrated Cement Mortar. Materials, 2021, Vol. 14, No. 24, Article number 7510. ISSN 1996-1944. Pieejams: doi:10.3390/ma14247510

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English (en)
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