Experimental Performance Analysis And Optimization of Concrete Using Silica Fume And Superplasticizers

International Journal of Civil Engineering
© 2021 by SSRG - IJCE Journal
Volume 8 Issue 10
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : N.Vasu Nithyanandam, P.S.Kumar
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N.Vasu Nithyanandam, P.S.Kumar, "Experimental Performance Analysis And Optimization of Concrete Using Silica Fume And Superplasticizers," SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 8,  no. 10, pp. 9-13, 2021. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23488352/IJCE-V8I10P102


Improvements to current materials enable technological growth and the creation of more reliable structures without overdesigning in the engineering industry. High-performance concrete (HPC), a common material in heavy structural building, is a low-cost, durable material that may be studied to achieve its best performance. Both the increased strength and the improved microstructure can be used in high-performance concrete constructions. Both features are produced by the use of advanced concrete technology, which includes a very low water-cement ratio as well as the use of silica fume and superplasticizers. At the micro-level, silica fume changes the interfacial transition zone between cement paste and aggregate. When compared to conventional concrete, the properties of both fresh and hardened concrete are significantly altered. This project focuses on an effective dosage of silica fume in high-performance concrete, ranging from 0 to 30% by cement weight. Specimens are cast by replacing cement with silica fume at different percentages, such as 10%, 20%, and 30% by weight of cement. Strength properties such as compressive and tensile strength are assessed.


Compressive Strength, Flexural Strength, Split Tensile Test, Silica Fume.


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