Sustainability Study on Self-Compacting Concrete in-built with Raphanussativus as an Efficient Internal Curing Agent

Author(s): Rampradheep G. S., Sivaraja M., Geetha M., Raghupathy S. and Ragasudha P.
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of International Conferences (ICACMS) Advances in Construction Materials and systems Vol 2
Editor(s): Manu Santhanam, Ravindra Gettu, Radhakrishna G. Pillai, Sunitha K. Nayar
ISBN: 978-2-35158-194-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-191-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 284-293
Total Pages: 10
Language : English

Abstract: Compaction and curing is found to be the most essential role in construction to achieve better sustainability. An attempt has been made on natural compound from the ground called Radish also termed as Raphanussativus, as a self-curing agent in self-compacting concrete. The main genesis beyond the Intention of radish as a self-curing agent is the presence of bond water and its effectual existence of hydroxyl and ether group in a chemical structure of radish family. The design grade of concrete was affixed as M40 and its conceived procedure for such modernistic concrete was merely based on trial and error and its final upshots were verified with the EFNARC specifications. The agent used for robotic curing at the start was inspected to probe its water retention capacity. Expository study was retrieved using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrum analyser. Various tests were composed to scrutinize the workability properties, mechanical properties and durability properties of the concrete. Footprints proved that alike poly-ethylene glycol (PEG) and other curing agents, extract from radish is also a powerful curing agent and upswing the cement hydration, minimizes shrinkage and tweaks the durability of concrete whereas the conventional methods necessitates improvement.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
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