Slump Test: A New Empirical Model for High Yield Stress Materials

H. Kemer, R. Bouras, M. Sonebi, N. Mesboua, A. Benmounah

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Abstract In order to decrease the fitting deviation between rheometrical measurements and empirical parameters using slump test, this paper proposes a new analytical method to evaluate the high yield stress of materials (cement pastes).In doing so, an experimental study was performed for measuring the empirical characteristics by cylindrical mold with different water to binder ratios (w/b) by aiming to increase the yield stress. Parallelly, experimental observations showed clearly the unyielded zone at flow stoppage of high yield stress samples. Based on these results, an idea was formed to applied metallic element at inlet of mold in order to push the spreading of paste. The obtained results of the model proposed in this paper were compared with the yield stress evaluated from shear flow curves using AR2000-rheometer with plate-plate geometry at rate-controlled. In fact, this study demonstrates the applicability and novelty of the present model in the process of relating the empirical parameters to yield stress.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Engineering Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2021


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