Measurement of Particle Size Distribution in Portland Cement Powder : Analysis of ASTM Round Robin Studies

@inproceedings{Ferraris2004MeasurementOP,
  title={Measurement of Particle Size Distribution in Portland Cement Powder : Analysis of ASTM Round Robin Studies},
  author={Chiara F. Ferraris and Vincent A Hackley and Ana Ivelisse Avil{\'e}s},
  year={2004}
}
A distribution of particle sizes or particle size distribution (PSD) is a fundamental characteristic of cement powder. Accurate PSDs are required in computational efforts to model the hydration process and it is an important practical issue for the cement industry. Presently, the only available standard method for measuring the PSD of cement, namely ASTM C115, is limited in scope, with a lower size detection limit of 7.5 μm. Since there are no standard procedures that adequately cover the broad… CONTINUE READING