CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS RESEARCH PROJECTS AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
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Full Title: An Investigation into the effect of variations in cements on the effectiveness of admixtures.
Status: I had a PhD student work on this project.
This project was supported by Fosroc Ltd
Due to the international nature of the concrete admixture business, and the substantial regional variations in cements, it has been found that some admixtures work better in some countries than in others. These difficulties may be solved on an empirical basis when they arise, but this project investigated the basic mechanisms involved in order to predict performance of the admixtures more effectively. Laboratory work included using a computer controlled viscometer to measure the properties of the grouts, and using analytical chemistry facilities to characterise the cements.