The effect of shrinkage reducing admixture and expansive admixture on properties of mortars with Portland and slag cement
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Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, ul. Akademicka 5, 44-100 Gliwice
Submission date: 2021-09-06
Acceptance date: 2021-09-08
Publication date: 2022-06-30
Archives of Civil Engineering 2022;68(2):337-353
Both shrinkage reducing admixtures (SRA) and expansive admixture (EXP) can be used to reduce the risk of cracking in concrete. Synergistic effect of using both of those admixtures simultaneously was a was found, however little information can be found on the effects of using both EXP and SRA on the properties of mortars and concrete other than shrinkage. Therefore in this paper, effect of adding both EXP and SRA on properties of mortars outside of their effect on shrinkage is researched. Mortars with Portland cement CEM I were modified by adding EXP and SRA in amount of full dose recommended by the producer, and half of the recommended dose. Research consisted of tests of properties of fresh mortars (consistency, initial setting time, hydration heat) and hardened mortars (compressive strength and drying shrinkage). It has been found that using both SRA and EXP admixtures leads to maintaining the same setting time which can be prolonged if only SRA is used, decreased compressive strength, possibility of increased consistency. Synergistic effect on shrinkage was also confirmed.
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