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The determination of the quality of a cement is based on an empirical test, which consists of mixing it with a so-called normalised sand to produce concrete blocks and determining the strength of these blocks after appropriate curing. The difficulty is that several member states have their own sands, which are very different. An attempt was made to investigate which of the different parameters could be responsible for an effect on strength: particle size, particle size distribution, particle shape, impurities on the surface of the particles. The study did not make it possible to detect any correlation.

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Authors: MERKUS H G, TU Delft (NL);PEFFER L A A, TU Delft (NL);SCHOUTEN L A, TU Delft (NL);SCARLETT B, TU Delft (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12150 EN (1990) 34 pp., MF, ECU 4
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Record Number: 199010218 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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