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Functions of Admixtures in Fresh and Hardened State of Concrete

Roles of Admixtures in plastic and hardened state of concrete

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admixtures (singular or combination of admixtures) are added to concrete or mortar or grout mixture to achieve or improve desired properties in the fresh or hardened state. The admixtures are added to concrete based on their functions which they are play.

Retardation or acceleration of concrete setting time, reduce segregation and water to cement ratio, improve pumpability, accelerate rate of strength development etc. are examples of function of admixtures.

Functions of Admixtures to Modify Fresh Concrete, Mortar, or Grout Properties

Functions of Admixtures to Modify Hardened Concrete Properties

While modifying any particular property, care should be taken to ensure that other properties of concrete are not affected adversely.

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