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Category : Concrete Admixtures

Admixtures are used to modify properties of concrete in fresh and hardened state. Articles on concrete admixtures are presented.

STANDARD CODES FOR CONCRETE ADMIXTURES

Standard Codes for concrete admixtures: Admixtures used should conform to the following relevant  standard codes. In reinforced concrete, the chloride ion of any admixture used should not exceed 2% by weight  of the admixture as determined ...

Properties and Uses of Different Types of Concrete Admixtures

What are Concrete Admixtures? Ingredients other than cement, water, and aggregates that impart a specific quality to either plastic (fresh) mix or the hardened concrete (ASTM C496) is called concrete admixture. Why use Concrete Admixtures?Reduce cost of concrete construction Achieve specific ...

FUNCTIONS OF CONCRETE ADMIXTURES

Concrete admixtures are added to change the properties of concrete to make it function as required. Admixtures are used to modify properties of both fresh and hardened concrete as discussed below: Functions of admixtures to modify fresh concrete properties: ...

Accelerating Water-Reducing Concrete Admixtures

Accelerators increase the initial rate of chemical reaction between the cement and the water so that the concrete stiffens, hardens, and develops strength more quickly. They have a negligible effect on consistence, and 28-day strengths are seldom affected.Accelerating admixtures have ...

RETARDING WATER-REDUCING CONCRETE ADMIXTURE

Retarding water-reducing admixtures are chemicals that slow down the initial reaction between cement and water by reducing the rate of water penetration to the cement and slowing down the growth of the hydration products. The concrete therefore stays workable longer ...

SHRINKAGE REDUCING CONCRETE ADMIXTURE

Shrinkage-reducing concrete admixture promote expansion of the concrete at about the same volume that normal drying shrinkage is contracting it. The net change in length of the hardened concrete is small enough to prevent shrinkage cracks. The typical materials used ...

CORROSION INHIBITING ADMIXTURES

Corrosion-inhibiting admixtures are not currently covered by EN 934 but are effective after the concrete has hardened and give a long-term increase in the passivation state of steel reinforcement and other embedded steel in concrete structures. The three most common ...