Effect of High Mixing Intensity on Rheological Properties of Cemented Paste Backfill
AbstractCemented paste backfill (CPB) consists of a mixture of fine particles, mainly consisting of tailings and cement dispersed in water. Therefore, it is necessary to introduce an intensive shearing force into the paste during mixing in order to maintain an equilibrium between agglomeration and dispersion. It is influential for the macroscopical fluidity and rheological properties when changes occur in the microstructure of CPB under shear. However, the research on how mixing affects the properties of CPB is still in its infancy. This paper puts an insight into the relation between the mixing intensity and the rheological behavior of the CPB. It can be demonstrated that two threshold mixing intensities exist in this process. After passing the first or lower threshold, the rheological parameters (yield stress and viscosity) of the paste decrease. After passing the second threshold, a continued increase is observed. The changes in rheological properties are connected with physical and chemical changes in the microstructure of the CPB. The results are discussed in light of the three concepts “structural breakdown”, “thixotropic breakdown”, and “thixotropic behavior” of rheological properties of CPB. View Full-Text
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Yang, L.; Wang, H.; Li, H.; Zhou, X. Effect of High Mixing Intensity on Rheological Properties of Cemented Paste Backfill. Minerals 2019, 9, 240.
Yang L, Wang H, Li H, Zhou X. Effect of High Mixing Intensity on Rheological Properties of Cemented Paste Backfill. Minerals. 2019; 9(4):240.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Liuhua; Wang, Hongjiang; Li, Hong; Zhou, Xu. 2019. "Effect of High Mixing Intensity on Rheological Properties of Cemented Paste Backfill." Minerals 9, no. 4: 240.
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