Discusses how different cement characteristics affect properties of fresh
and hardened concrete. Cement characteristics include chemical composition (main
composition, Bogue calculation, alkalies, sulfates, minor components, loss on
ignition, insoluble residue) and physical properties (fineness, particle size
distribution, setting, compressive strength, heat of hydration, soundness).
Concrete properties cover fresh concrete (workability, water requirement, slump,
rheology, setting time, bleeding, admixture compatibility, heat of hydration)
and hardened concrete (strength, shrinkage, air content, transport properties)
including durability (ASR, chloride permeability, sulfate resistance). Summary
tables compare the changes in characteristics of cement with predicted or
observed concrete behavior. This report is also found on DVD021.