An Experimental Study on Influence of Colloidal Silica on Durability Properties of Concrete

An Experimental Study on Influence of Colloidal Silica on Durability Properties of Concrete

© 2022 by IJETT Journal
Volume-70 Issue-10
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : G. Prasanna Kumar, K. Rajasekhar
DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V70I10P205

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G. Prasanna Kumar, K. Rajasekhar, "An Experimental Study on Influence of Colloidal Silica on Durability Properties of Concrete," International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 70, no. 10, pp. 35-43, 2022. Crossref,

Concrete plays a vital role among the different construction materials which are available in the world. The major properties of concrete are related to strength and durability aspects. Concrete is a very durable material with less maintenance. For many years, various civil engineering structures have shown deterioration effects. Many research studies have been carried out to analyze the durability characteristics of concrete to reduce the effects. The life of concrete in various structures is determined by important factors such as mix proportions, constituents of the mix, methods of curing, and the surrounding environment. Durability is highly affected by the porous nature of concrete, which enhances the permeability of different materials like water and chlorides. It can be lowered by using various supplementary materials to fill the pores. To withstand the resistance against durability, the application of various nanomaterials in concrete has been developed recently. In the present study, the nanomaterial used is colloidal silica. To study the effect of colloidal silica on the permeability of concrete, an experimental investigation is carried out on the concrete prepared with and without using colloidal silica by conducting water absorption and rapid chloride penetration tests. The results are satisfied with relevant international standards and also revealed that concrete with 40% nano solids content is more resistant to the ingress of water and chlorides when compared to the concrete mix with 30% nano solids content in colloidal silica.

Colloidal silica, Chloride permeability, Durability, Nanomaterials, Water absorption.

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