Effect of Carboxylic Acid (Benzene Crystallable) in Cement Concrete and Geopolymer Concrete
M.Lenin Sundar1, G.Manikandan2, L.Manojh Kumar3, V.Adithya Vasanth4
1Dr.M.Lenin Sundar*, Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.
2G.Manikandan, Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.
3L.Manojh Kumar, Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.
4V.Adithya Vasanth, Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.
Manuscript received on April 20, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on April 30, 2020. | Manuscript published on May 10, 2020. | PP: 472-475 | Volume-9 Issue-7, May 2020. | Retrieval Number: F4175049620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.F4175.059720
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Abstract: The present study appraises the recitals of carboxylic acid- based admixture to increase concrete water tightness and self-sealing capacity of the cement and geopolymer concrete. Outcomes of the previous studies in particular, adding 1% by cement mass of the carboxylic polymer reasons for reduction in the water dispersion under pressure of 7-day wet cured concrete by 50% associated to that of the conforming reference concrete. At 7 days, M4 mix compressive strength is about 43.5% less than M3 mix. The compressive strength of M4 increases and is about 37.6% less than M3 mix at 28 days of curing. At 7 days, M4 mix split tensile strength is about 17.5% less than M3 mix (cement concrete with 0.45 w/c ratio). The split tensile strength of M4 declines and is about 42.3% less than M3 mix at 28 days of curing. The strength of the geopolymer concrete tends to increase as the time period increases due to the presence of fly ash in it. So it is expected that geopolymer concrete will give more strength than cement concrete in long term with the presence of carboxylic acid.
Keywords: Carboxylic acid, Concrete, Geo-polymer Concrete, water tightness
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering