International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 10, Part J (2015)
A Comparative study of mechanical properties of M25 grade self-curing concrete (using PEG-400) with conventional concrete
Today concrete is most widely used construction material due to its good compressive strength and durability. The aim of this investigation is to study the strength and durability properties of concrete using water-soluble Polyethylene Glycol as self-curing agent. The function of self-curing agent is to reduce the water evaporation from concrete, and hence they increase the water retention capacity of concrete compared to the conventionally cured concrete. The use of self-curing admixtures is very important from the point of view that saving of water is a necessity everyday (for each cubic meter of concrete requires 3m3 of water in a construction, most of which is used for curing). In this study, compressive strength and split tensile strength of concrete containing self-curing agent is investigated and compared with those of conventionally cured concrete.
How to cite this article:
J Saran Kumar, T Suresh Babu. A Comparative study of mechanical properties of M25 grade self-curing concrete (using PEG-400) with conventional concrete. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(10):655-659.