Effect of Polyethylene Glycol in Self-Curing of Self Compacting Concrete
V Mallikarjuna Reddy1, Rathod Praveen2
1Dr. V. Mallikarjuna Reddy, Professor & HoD of Civil Engineering, Griet, Telangana, India,
2Rathod Praveen, PG Student, Structural Engineering, Griet, Telangana, India.
Manuscript received on 15 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 19 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 7280-7283 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C6624098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C6624.098319
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Abstract: The objective of this research is to evaluate the strength characteristics of self-compacting concrete as self-curing material by using water soluble Polyethylene Glycol 400. The objective of self-curing agent is to decrease concrete water disposal, thus increasing concrete’s water retention ability in comparison with conventional curing. Self curing Concrete is a modern method, which performed to meet the water needs of the concrete without external curing. This research discusses the compressive, flexural, and split tensile strength of the concrete having the self-curing agent. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) of Molecular Weight 400 (PEG 400).The percentage of self-curing used from 0.5, 0.1, 1.5 and 2 percent by weight of cement. From the experimental results it is observed that optimal dosage PEG 400 is achieved at one percent being maximum strength. It is also found that the increase in PEG dosage decreases the strength of concrete.
Keywords— Self-Curing, Conventional-curing, Polyethylene Glycol, Self-Compacting Concrete.
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