Strength and Workability Characteristics of Concrete by Using Different Super Plasticizers

  • Malagavelli V
  • Rao Paturu N
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Concrete, a composite material made with cement, aggregates, admixtures or super plasticizers and water comprises in quantity the largest of all man-made materials. Although aggregates make up three fourths of the volume of concrete, the active constituent of concrete is cement paste. The properties and performance of concrete are largely determined by the properties of the cement paste. Super plasticizers in concrete confer some beneficial effects such as acceleration , retardation, air entrainment, water reduction, plasticity etc., and these effects are due to their action on cement. The scientists are mainly concentrating to develop the specialized concretes, to enhance the service life of the buildings, and to provide satisfactory performance under aggressive environments. In the present experimental investigation M 30 concrete is used as control mixture with four different super plasticizers namely SNP (Sulphonated Naphthalene Polymer) 1, SNP 2, SNP 3 and SNP 4. Strength of modified concrete is compared with the normal concrete i.e. without super plasticizer. The results show that the significant improvement in the strength and workability of modified concrete.




Malagavelli, V., & Rao Paturu, N. (2012). Strength and Workability Characteristics of Concrete by Using Different Super Plasticizers. International Journal of Materials Engineering, 2(1), 7–11.

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