versión impresa ISSN 1794-1237
MONTOYA, YIRSON; CADAVID, ALBEIRO y GOMEZ, MARYORY ASTRID. MECHANICAL AND SETTING BEHAVIOR OF MORTARS FROM GRAY PORTLAND CEMENT TYPE III WITH ADDITIVES. Rev.EIA.Esc.Ing.Antioq [online]. 2009, n.11, pp. 39-49. ISSN 1794-1237.
In the present work the variability in the performance of mortars by using different batches of two types of additives, one retardant and one accelerant of setting was studied, for this purpose, their behavior was compared with a mortar without additive. The physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of the gray Portland cement type III from Cementos Rioclaro, the initial and final setting times using different doses of additive were measured; besides, compression strength tests of mortars with retardant additive were made. Between the additives batches studied a small variability was found; the retardant additive used with a content of 0,6 wt % of cement showed that as the higher initial setting time, final setting time is higher. Using the additive in doses up 0,6 % wt of cement and increase of the retard time around 550 y 600 min with the increase in the additive content. Similarly, with the increase of the retardant additive diminishes the initial strength and increases the final strength of the mortar. With growing doses of accelerant content additive diminished the setting time of the mixes studied.
Palabras llave : Portland cement; accelerant additive; retardant additive; mechanical resistance; setting time.