The Third International Conference on CHEMICALLY ACTIVATED MATERIALS (Preliminary Announcement and Call for Papers CAM2017)

Preliminary Announcement and Call for Papers (PDF flyer download link) The Third International Conference on CHEMICALLY ACTIVATED MATERIALS (CAM2017) Gold Coast, Australia, 8-11 August 2017 ORGANISED BY Chair: Hao Wang, University of Southern Queensland Co-Chairs: Caijun Shi, Hunan University, China John Provis, The University of Sheffield, UK Jin Zou, The University of Queensland, Australia INTRODUCTION […]

Use Vaseline to cover the surface of alkali activated cement paste during setting test

Setting of cement paste is an important property to be measured. So how to measure it? The most common method is using Vicat needle instrument. The European Standards and ASTM both document the detailed method. One of the deferences of the two methods lies on the treatment of the surface of sample. The “Methods of […]

The method to measure the plastic viscosity of cement paste

In the previous post, I introduced the protocol to measure the yield stress of cement paste. I would like to share the method how to measure the plastic viscosity of cement paste. The principle determine the plastic viscosity of cement paste is using the relationship between shear rate and shear stress. Applying a serials of […]