2005年加入中南大学，在土木工程学院从事教学与科研工作。先后在武汉工业大学、南京水利科学研究院、东南大学、洛桑联邦理工大学学习和工作。近年主要研究方向为水泥化学、碱集料反应、固废利用。在Cement and Concrete Research、Cement and Concrete Composites 、Resources, Conservation and Recycling、硅酸盐学报等期刊发表学术论文70余篇。为CCC、CCR等6家国际期刊、硅酸盐学报、东南大学学报等多家国内期刊审稿人。主持和承担国家自然科学基金、科技部重大基础性专项、铁道部、水利部、交通部科等部委项目10余项。获省级科技进步一等奖、三等奖各一项。承担《土木工程材料》、《建筑功能材料》等课程的教学。
1. Controlling Alkali Silicate Reaction (ASR) by conditioning aqueous Al concentration in cement paste (2018-10-15)
Keren. Zheng Jin Zhou
Cement Study Unity, School of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410075, Hunan, China
Relationship between aqueous Al concentration in pore solution and ASR expansion
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The study was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) [grant number 51578551].
2. Mechanical property, sorptivity and microstructure of steam-cured concrete incorporated with the combination of metakaolin-limestone(2018-11-5) (Submitted to Materials and Structures )
Lou Chen, Keren Zheng*, Taobing Xia Fuqiang He*
Abstract To explore the feasibility of using metakaolin and limestone in steam-cured concrete, mechanical property, sorptivity and microstructure of steam-cured concrete incorporated with the combination of metakaolin-limestone powder were studied, with steam-cured concrete incorporated with ground granulated blast furnace slag and fly ash as a reference. Due to the high reactivity of metakaolin, the presence of metakaolin reduces the heterogeneous distribution of hydration products, thereby resulting in a refined microstructure and lowered sorptivity of steam-cured concrete. The synergistic effect of metakaolin with limestone powder leads to further improvements on strength, sorptivity associated with a more uniform microstructure at late ages. Moreover, concrete incorporated with metakaolin-limestone powder and steam-cured at 40oC can gain a comparable early strength (1 day) with concrete incorporated with the combination of ground granulated blast furnace slag - fly ash, and steam cured at 60oC; this indicates that the incorporation of metakaolin enables to reduce steam curing temperature without compromising early strength gain, which is of significance for mitigating steam curing induced detrimental effects and reducing energy consumption.
Key Words: Metakaolin; limestone; steam curing; compressive strength; sorptivity; microstructure
3. Reverse filling cementitious materials based on dense packing: the concept and application(2018-11-06) Submitted to Powder Technology
Keren Zheng* Yang Liu Jin Zhou Wei Huang Dong Cui
Abstract In order to improve the cement use efficiency, a reverse filling cementitious material based on dense packing is proposed, where finer Portland cement grains fill spaces between coarser grains of filler materials. The concept of proposed reverse filling cementitious material is applied to formulate a binary system of limestone powder-ultrafine Portland cement. For the examined binary reverse filling system, a maximum packing density can be achieved at a low content of ultrafine Portland cement (~25%), and the actual water to powder (cement + limestone filler) ratio can be reduced to 0.12 with the ultrafine Portland cement content between 25% and 30%. The compressive strength at 90 d reached 74.0 MPa and 94.0 MPa for the blends containing 25% and 30% of ultrafine Portland cement respectively. Quantitative XRD analysis shows that the hydration degree of cement reached a very high level of ~93% for the blend containing 25% cement. The cement use efficiency of the investigated binary reverse filling cementitious material is much higher than that of other dense packing cementitious materials with similar compressive strength.