Accuracy of Image Analysis in Quantitative Study of Cement Paste
1 School of Architectural Engineering, Shandong Yingcai University, Jinan 250104, China
2 Key Laboratory of Advanced Civil Engineering Materials, Education of Ministry, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 201804, China
Quantitative study on cement paste especially blended cement paste has been a hot and difficult issue over the years, and the technique of backscattered electron image analysis showed unique advantages in this field. This paper compared the test results of cement hydration degree, Ca(OH)2 content and pore size distribution in pure pastes by image analysis and other methods. Then the accuracy of qualitative study by image analysis was analyzed. The results showed that image analysis technique had displayed higher accuracy in quantifying cement hydration degree and Ca(OH)2 content than non-evaporable water test and thermal analysis respectively.
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