Eco-friendly Self-curing Concrete Incorporated with Polyethylene Glycol as Self-curing Agent (RESEARCH NOTE)

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Civil Engineering, K L Unviersity

Abstract

Today concrete is most generally utilized development material in the world due to its strength and sturdiness properties. To attain good strength, curing of concrete is important so we introduce the concept of self-curing concrete rather than immersion or sprinkle curing to avoid water scarcity. It was observed that water solvent polymers can be utilized as a self-curing agent, i.e. polyethylene glycol (PEG-400).  In the present study, to discover the effect of admixture polyethylene glycol (PEG-400) on compression strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength, adding the diverse rate of PEG-400 to the weight of cement from zero to two percentages as the measurement of the curing agent is done. The test results were studied for M30 concrete mix. The optimum percentage of PEG-400 was found to be 1% for compressive and Split Tensile Strength. If the dosage of PEG-400 increases to more than 1%, there is a decline in compressive and split tensile strength. However, the optimum percentage of PEG-400 for flexural strength was found at 0.5%. If we increase the dosage of PEG-400 more than 0.5%,  there is reduction in strength of flexural strength.

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