Author(s): Surendra Shah
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on UHPC Materials and Structures (UHPC2018-China)
Editor(s): Caijun Shi and Baochun Chen
ISBN: 978-2-35158-219-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-220-6
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 28
Total Pages: 1
Language : English

Abstract: Chemical admixtures have impacted modern concrete technology more than any other
development from the last 30 years. Most notably, the introduction of polycarboxylate (PCE)
superplasticizers, viscosity-modifying agents, early strength enhancing (seeding) admixtures
and self-healing agents present substantial technological break- throughs which for the first
time allow us to formulate concrete exhibiting extremely long slump retention (6+ hrs) at no
sacrifice of early strength, ultra-high strength concrete (UHPC), self-compacting and self-
levelling concrete (SCC), self-healing concrete and extremely durable concrete. The
properties of these admixtures are described in detail. Furthermore, technology gaps existing in
the field of admixtures for UHPC are identified and an outlook into potential future
developments is attempted.

Online publication : 2018
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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