PROPERTIES OF SUPERPLASTICIZER-AMENDED SUPERFINE CEMENT GROUTED SAND


MOLLAMAHMUTOĞLU M., Avci E.

REVISTA ROMANA DE MATERIALE-ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF MATERIALS, vol.49, no.4, pp.554-561, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: REVISTA ROMANA DE MATERIALE-ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF MATERIALS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.554-561
  • Keywords: Superplasticizer, Superfine cement, Groutability, Unconfined compressive strength, Permeability, BEHAVIOR
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The effect of superplasticizer on the grouting performance of superfine cement and the engineering properties of grouted sand were investigated. At first, the bleeding, setting time, and viscosity tests were conducted to determine the theological characteristics of superfine cement grouts with or without superplasticizer at different water-cement ratios. Thereafter, the groutability of superfine cement grouts into various graded sand specimens with or without superplasticizer were tested. Those specimens grouted successfully were then subjected to unconfined compression tests at different time intervals. The addition of superplasticizer to superfine cement grouts increased their bleeding, initial and final setting times but decreased their viscosities. As the unconfined compressive strength (UCS) of superfine cement grouted sand specimens increased with the addition of superplasticizer. It was shown that the engineering properties of superfine cement grouted sand specimens were better improved with the addition of superplasticizer.