An investigation into the properties of ternary and binary cement pastes containing glass powder

  • Marcelo Frota Bazhuni
  • Mahsa Kamali
  • Ali Ghahremaninezhad
Research Article


The properties of binary and ternary cement pastes containing glass powder (GP) were examined. Hydration at early age was evaluated using semi-adiabatic calorimetry and at late ages using non-evaporable water content and thermogravimetric analysis. The transport characteristic was assessed by measuring electrical resistivity. The binary paste with slag showed the highest hydration activity compared to the binary pastes with GP and fly ash (FA). The results indicated that the pozzolanic behavior of the binary paste with GP was less than that of the binary pastes with slag or FA at late ages. An increase in the electrical resistivity and compressive strength of the binary paste with GP compared to other modified pastes at late ages was observed. It was shown that GP tends to increase the drying shrinkage of the pastes. Ternary pastes containing GP did not exhibit synergistic enhancements compared to the respective binary pastes.


cement paste glass powder pozzolanic reaction supplementary cementitious material 


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Slag used in the experiments was provided as a gift by Lehigh. The authors wish to thank Jessica Flores for performing the drying shrinkage measurements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcelo Frota Bazhuni
    • 1
  • Mahsa Kamali
    • 1
  • Ali Ghahremaninezhad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

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