Fresh and Hardened Properties of Alccofine Based Self-Curing High Strength Self-Compacting Concre
P. Sivasankar1, S. Karthik2, K. Saravana Raja Mohan3

1P. Sivasankar, Final Year M.Tech Structural Engineering SASTRA Deemed To Be University, Thanjavur.
2Mr. S. Karthik, Assistant Professor – II, SASTRA Deemed To Be University, Thanjavur.
3Dr. K. Saravana Raja Mohan, Dean SASTRA Deemed To Be University, Thanjavur.
Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 737-742 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H6756068819/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Self-compacting concrete is being vastly used in the present trend due to its self compacting ability. The main aim behind the invention of this product is to enhance good workability, strength in tougher reinforcement conditions. Now that there is scarcity of water, there will be huge demand for water in the coming future. In order to reduce the amount of wastage of water, the work has focused on self curing aspect. LECA is having the ability to act as an internal reservoir within the concrete which reduces the heat of hydration during the initial period. PEG-400 being used for regaining the water content and maintaining the moisture content within the concrete. LECA with PEG-400 makes the self compacting concrete a self curing self compacting concrete. Self-curing capacity in self-compacting concrete makes it different from conventional concrete. Alccofine 1203 at 5%, 7.5%, 10% is added as a cementatious material which enhances workability, strength and reduces heat of hydration. The fresh concrete properties, mechanical properties and performance of this concrete are observed and the effect of LECA and PEG-400 is noted.
Keyword: Self-compacting concrete, Self-curing concrete, Alccofine-1203, LECA, PEG-400, High strength.
Scope of the Article: Properties and Mechanics of Concrete.