Influence of Tack Speed on The Rheological Properties of Mortar in Fresh State
In the present work, the squeeze flow techniques were used to investigate the influence of tack speed to the rheological properties of mortar in fresh sate, including yield stress and extensional viscosity.Tested samples were prepared under similar conditions of room temperature and atmospheric pressure. Compositions of mortars were tested at two different squeezing rates (20 and 200 mm/s) 15 min after mixing. Results indicate that mortar’s yield stress increases with the increasing of the pulling speed. This increase is evident at low tensile speeds. At high speed of tack, this increase is not obvious, especially in case of high squeeze speed of 200 mm/s. It can be concluded that the optima speed for removing the mortar and the upper surface is lower than 20 mm/s. The extensional viscosity of fresh mortars significantly decrease as the tack speed increases. Elongational viscosity values decreased as a result of gap increasing. The increase of the gap during tack experiment stimulates different units (grains getting far apart to each other) causing the observed decrease of the mortars' elongational viscosity
Keywords:squeeze flow technique, tack speed, fresh mortar
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