Measurement of Mechanical Properties of Hydrated Cement Paste Using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy

    Volume 7, Issue 5 (May 2010)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 27 April 2010

    Page Count: 8


    Wu, W.
    Research Associate, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Mississippi, University, MS

    Al-Ostaz, A.
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Mississippi, University, MS

    Gladden, J.
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of Mississippi, University, MS

    Cheng, A. H.-D.
    Professor and Dean, School of Engineering, Univ. of Mississippi, University, MS

    Li, G.
    Research Assistant, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of Mississippi, University, MS

    (Received 21 July 2009; accepted 24 March 2010)

    Abstract

    The resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS) experimental technique had been used successfully to measure the modulus of elasticity and Poisson’s ratio of hydrated cement paste. RUS is a modern nondestructive acoustic technique, which can be applied to determine the elastic properties of solids with high precision and great efficiency. By measuring the natural resonance frequencies for a single small parallelepiped cement paste sample with water cement ratio of 0.4, the elastic constants and, subsequently, the modulus (E) and Poisson’s ratio (v) were obtained. The results from RUS measurement, E=21.55 GPa and v=0.225, agree with the numerical modeling values.


    Paper ID: JAI102657

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI102657

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    Title Measurement of Mechanical Properties of Hydrated Cement Paste Using Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy
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