Mechanical and Flexural Behavior of High Performance Concrete Containing Nano Silica
J. Sridhar1, D. Vivek2, D. Jegatheeswaran3

1J.Sridhar, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam, Andhra Pradesh India.
2D.Vivek, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore. Tamil Nadu, India.
3D.Jegatheeswaran, Professor ,Department of Civil Engineering, Sona College of Technology, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on November 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 2017-2023 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number:  B3164129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B3164.129219
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Abstract: This research work presents the role of nano silica (NS) on properties of high performance concrete. This study evaluates the influence of nano silica in three percentages (1%, 2%, 3 %,) by weight of cement. Several tests including mechanical properties and flexural test were performed to understand the influence of nano silica on behavior of concrete. It was determined that Portland cement replaced with 3% by weight with nano silica could accelerate C-S-H gel structure at early stage of hydration. In return this increases water permeability resistance of concrete specimens and acts as filler material that enhances micro structure as well as activator to promote pozzolanic activity and this will pave the way for producing good quality concrete.
Keywords: Nano silica, concrete, Flexural strength, Compressive strength