Portland Cement

  • Vance H. Dodson

Abstract

In preparing this chapter, the author has chosen what he considers the most logical, reasonable, and simple approaches to the manufacture and chemistry of portland cement. The author quotes a man he considers to be much wiser than himself, “The phenomenon by which a suspension of particles of portland cement in water evolves into the solid cement paste binder of mortar or concrete, and by which this binder may be modified by interaction with environmental factors, is still poorly understood” [1]. Twenty years later, considerable controversy in explaining how portland cement “does its thing” when mixed with water still exists. The author’s goal in this chapter is to express, in rather simple terms, how portland cement reacts with water and how the resulting mass hardens in the presence and/or absence of admixtures.

Keywords

Portland Cement Calcium Sulfate Calcium Silicate Hydration Product Calcium Hydroxide 
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