Mortars have been prepared from six cement Jordanian
brands and tested for their compressive strengths at 2, 7 and 28 days. The
strength has been related to some physical parameters. It has been concluded
that the compressive strength and its development with age has some variations
between the different cement brands. There is an inverse linear relationship
between compressive strength and water absorption, and a weaker positive
relation with density. There is no clear relation between consistency and
compressive strength. Inverse linear relations exist between less than 63
microns size fraction and strength. To account for the differences in compressive
strength at different ages and using different cement brands, it is very
important to identify the type and amount of cement mineral phases using
concrete petrography and X-ray diffraction and fluorescence techniques.
Cite this paper
H. Al-Baijat, M. Bignozzi and B. Mohd, "Compressive Strength of Jordanian Cement Mortars," Open Journal of Civil Engineering
, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013, pp. 7-12. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2013.31002
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