Effects of Nanoparticles on properties of Self Compacting Concrete (SCC) and Self Compacting Mortar (SCM)
Sriraman M1, Vinodhini Ellappan2, Umashankar L.V3
1Sriraman M, Assistant professor, Department of civil Engineering, Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai.
2Vinodhini Ellappan, Assistant professor, Department of civil Engineering, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Padur, Chennai.
3Umashankar L.V, Assistant professor, Department of civil Engineering, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Padur, Chennai.
Manuscript received on 3 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 9 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 2977-2979 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4806098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4818.098319
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Abstract: Nanotechnology is the most attractive research areas because of its useful applications that have gradually recognized itself in the recent time. Nanoparticles are potential materials in construction industry. Nanoparticles have excellent properties and high surface-to-volume ratio, are known to improve the microstructure of concrete, accelerate the CSH gel formation, and improve the properties of concrete. This study aims to understand the properties of self-compacting concrete (SCC) containing nanoparticles such as nano SiO2, TiO2, ZrO2, CuO. Influence of nano particles to SCC and SCM has received extensive interest from both researchers and construction industry due to their interface improving effect, surface effect and smaller size. This study significantly reviews recent research carried out on the influence of Nano particles on properties of both SCC and SCM. Detailed review on the fresh, strength, microstructural and durability properties of Self Compacting Concrete containing Nano particles are presented. This paper also aims to provide a widespread knowledge insight into possible application of Nanopartices on SCC and SCM in the construction industry.
Keywords: Nanotechnology, Nanoparticles, CSH Gel Formation, Modified SCC/SCM
Scope of the Article: Properties and Mechanics of Concrete