Certain investigations conducted at CRRI into the use of small quantities of sugar as a concrete admixture with particular reference to paving concrete have been reported. It is indicated that the optimum benefit is obtained by adding 0.05 percent sugar by wt. of cement into the mix, which would also be the most suitable amount compatible with constructional requirements. Besides the retarding action, addition of sugar increased both workability and strength of concrete resulting in appreciable economy in cement in the adjusted mix for a specified strength and workability. The field tests under hot and moderate weather conditions confirm the laboratory findings and show that the maximum benefit from use of sugar in concrete is derived in warm to hot weather. A full-scale experimental pavement length using sugar-admixed concrete has also been constructed in Haryana in collaboration with the P.W.D. of that State.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Central Road Research Institute

    Delhi-Mathura Road
    New Delhi,   India  110020
  • Authors:
    • Ghosh, R K
    • Chatterjee, M R
    • Bhatia, M L
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00128498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM