Concrete is no longer produced as a rational mixture of just cement, stone and water. It has matured to a mixture which includes both chemical and mineral admixtures. A mixture of admixtures is used to obtain special concretes that are characterized by very high flow, good cohesion and self-leveling properties, that can be placed underwater without the aid of tremies, that expand and induce compressive stresses or reduce shrinkage, and can be placed and cured at sub-zero temperatures. The use of a mixture of admixtures in a single mix however, raises compatibility issues which need to be rectified prior to field use. Specific incompatibilities between certain admixtures are cited and the manner of resolving such problems discussed.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 615-634

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  • Accession Number: 00766041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP 186-36
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1999 12:00AM