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  • 1 Key Laboratory of Specially Functional Materials of the Ministry of Education, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
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Owing to poor bonding between coarse fly ash particles and hydration products, gap-graded blended cements with fly ash usually show lower compressive strengths than Portland cement. Surface cementitious properties of coarse fly ash were improved by dehydration and rehydration processes in the present study. The results show that during the calcination at 750 °C, C–S–H gel is mainly transformed into a new nesosilicate, which is similar to a less crystalline C2S. The formation of melilite from hydration products is also noticed at 900 °C, however, this will not contribute to rehydration of calcined fly ash. Rehydration of new generated nesosilicate on the surface of coarse fly ash leads to a better bonding between coarse fly ash particles and hydration products. As a result, both early and late mechanical properties of gap-graded blended cements containing 25% cement clinker and 39% calcined coarse fly ash are higher than those of 100% Portland cements.

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