Admixtures for Concrete - Improvement of Properties: by E. Vazques

By E. Vazques

Chemical admixtures are used to switch the houses and behavior of clean and hardened concrete. they permit extra financial development and the success of detailed homes equivalent to excessive power or sturdiness. This e-book offers new examine details from a world RILEM Symposium on six major issues: workability, environment, power, toughness, different houses and know-how.

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Particularly, it describes the improvement of finishability of fresh concrete in a slab or pavement with admixtures, and it also presents a method of estimating plastic viscosity of fresh concrete containing a superplasticizer. This study will contribute to the systematization of placeability of concrete, and through it, it will also contribute to the conservation of energy resources. Key words: Rheology, Fresh concrete, Viscosity equation, Plastic viscosity, Yield value, Superplasticizer, Superplasticized concrete, Finishability.

1 Dynamic rheological properties of mortar with chemical admixtures Admixtures for concrete 30 The measured longitudinal wave velocity of fresh mortar with chemical admixtures are summarized in Fig. 6. 03% per cement content and water cement ratio is 50%. 75% per cement content respectively. 4kg/m3 of non-segregation-in-water agent (NSIW) and water cement ratio of M1 and M2 are 40% and 50% respectively. Water cement ratio of mortars are 40% except of AE3 and M1. Fig. 6 shows the difference of wave velocity compared with three kind of admixtures and two or three dosages and two water cement ratios.

Typical wave forms under vibration It is clear that the wave propagation was influenced by an acceleration of vibrator and a propagation distance. Fig. 11 shows the frequency spectrum of SP2 mortar. Its frequency of vibration was 200Hz and acceleration was 5g at vibrating plate. This figure shows the propagation wave is consisted of the second and the third component of resonance. Frequency spectrum of fresh mortar with chemical admixtures are listed in Table 4. The magnitude of spectrum has correlation with dynamic modulus of elasticity and dynamic viscosity.

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