Controlling the rheology of concrete for the combined use of plasticizers/retarders and accelerators

01 January 2009 → 31 December 2014
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Building engineering
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
admixtures hydration reology concrete
Project description

Within modern concrete technology combinations of admixtures are widely used. These combinations will be studied more in detail in this project. The proposed research project has the following main objectives: The determination of the physico-chemical interaction: (a) in-between the admixtures and (b) between the admisxtures and the cement and the mineral additions. The quatification and modelling of the effect of the combined use of admixtures on the rheological behaviour of concrete.