Rheological characterization of cement pastes with microcrystalline and nano-fibrillated cellulose under static and dynamic regimes

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  • Letícia Oliveira de Souza - , Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Erstautor:in)
  • Lourdes Maria Silva de Souza - , Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Autor:in)
  • Flavio A. Silva - , Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Autor:in)
  • Viktor Mechtcherine - , Professur für Baustoffe (Autor:in)


The study of the rheological properties of cement-based materials is essential to the processes directly linked to the flow performance of the fresh mixture. As well, the use of micro- and nano-cellulose-based materials is gaining visibility in its application within cementitious matrices. Despite the great potential represented by those materials, there are still informational gaps to be filled. This work aims at exploring the rheological behavior of cement pastes with micro- and nano-materials beyond the single-point testing customarily presented. An experimental program was developed to characterize and discuss the effects of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) and nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) on the rheological behavior of cement pastes. The investigation included both dynamic and static regimes, with a specific range of percentages of MCC and NFC. During the dynamic evaluation both MCC and NFC presence resulted in stiffer cement pastes, with increases in yield stress of up to 136% with 0.040% of NFC and 94% of MCC. MCC-specimens showed non-monotonic behavior regarding the static yield stress values. The rheological characteristics of the NFC gel itself affected the general behavior of the cement paste. The water present in the gel was found to be only partially available as mixing water.


FachzeitschriftCement and Concrete Composites
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 3 Aug. 2023

Externe IDs

Mendeley d4183aa9-0410-3745-8dfc-bc65ca51b6bc
Scopus 85169904104


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  • Cement paste, Constant shear rate, Microcrystalline cellulose, Nanocellulose, Nanofibrillated cellulose, Rheology