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2013 (Vol. 6, Issue: 13)
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Effect of Calcium Nitrate on the Pozzolanic Properties of High Early Strength Concrete

V.M. Sounthararajan and A. Sivakumar
Corresponding Author:  V.M. Sounthararajan 

Key words:  Accelerator, flyash, flexural strength and water absorption, high strength, , ,
Vol. 6 , (13): 2502-2508
Submitted Accepted Published
January 05, 2013 February 08, 2013 August 05, 2013

Flyash based concrete poses constraint on the early strength gain and resulted in restriction for large scale utilization. The effect of accelerator on the improvement of setting properties is of much concern in recent years. In the present study the effect of calcium nitrate on setting properties of flyash concrete was investigated. Effect of accelerators on compressive, split tensile strength and flexural behavior of various concrete mixes was studied. For this purpose, four different variables of concrete mixes were considered namely F/C ratio (0.4, 0.5, 0.6 and 0.7), w/c ratio (0.3 and 0.4), replacement levels of flyash (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30%), respectively and accelerator dosage (0.5 and 1%). The experimental studies showed that the effect of calcium nitrate on the setting properties was greatly improved due to increased reactivity. Further the results on the experimental investigation carried out in the laboratory on the performance indicated that high strength of concrete (52.1 MPa at 28 days) was obtained for F/C ratio of 0.6 at w/c ratio of 0.3 and an accelerator dosage of 1%. It can be also concluded that 20% of flyash with a w/c of 0.4 the strength gain results improved remarkably. Also, the water absorption test re
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V.M. Sounthararajan and A. Sivakumar, 2013. Effect of Calcium Nitrate on the Pozzolanic Properties of High Early Strength Concrete.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 6(13): 2502-2508.
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