A Study on Effect of Sulphates on Compressive Strength of Blended Cement Mortar

Authors(2) :-Regati Anjaneyulu, P. Radhakrishna Murthy

Sulphate attack is considered one of the major deteriorative problems occurred when the cement based materials, such as concrete, mortars and buildings exposed to the acidic environment. Water borne sulphates react with hydration products of the tri-calcium aluminate (C3A) phase of Portland cement, and with calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2)to form an expansive crystalline product called ettringite. Sulphates also cause chemical disintegration of some of the cement hydration products. The present paper focuses on the effect of sulphates on the compressive strength properties of the fly ash blended cement. In this investigation the work is carried out to examine sodium, magnesium, ammonium, ferrous, calcium sulphates particularly affecting the strength parameter which are added in different proportions (2000, 2500 and 3000 mg/l) to cement and its effect is studied on cement mortars at different curing ages (7, 28, 90, 180 days). Deionised water was used for mixing the cement mortar specimens and curing. These properties were compared to the control mortar mixes which were cast using deionised water and with no sulphate concentration. From this investigation, it is observed that, compressive strength values of mortar mixes were reduced at all curing periods with the increase of sulphate concentration for all the combinations of sulphate. These values were lower than those of control mortar mixes. It is concluded that proper preventive measures should be taken against these sulphate attacks to control the deterioration of mortar mixes. Key words: Blended Cement, Deionised Water, Sulphates

Authors and Affiliations

Regati Anjaneyulu
M.Tech Student in Department of Civil Engineering, Intell Engineering College, Anantapur, Andra Pradesh, India
P. Radhakrishna Murthy
Associate Professor & HOD, Department of Civil Engineering, Intell Engineering College, Anantapur, Andra Pradesh, India

Blended Cement, Deionised Water, Sulphates

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-02-28
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 366-376
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173174
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

Regati Anjaneyulu, P. Radhakrishna Murthy, " A Study on Effect of Sulphates on Compressive Strength of Blended Cement Mortar, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.366-376, January-February-2017. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST173174
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST173174

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