Rapid Chloride Permeability Test on Concrete with Nano Materials
Jemimah Carmichael. M1, Prince Arulraj. G2
1Jemimah Carmichael M, Assistant Professor S.G, Department of Civil Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Prince Arulraj G, Dean, Department of Engineering and Technology, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 25 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 June 2019 | PP: 103-109 | Volume-8 Issue-3S, February 2019 | Retrieval Number: C10210283S19/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Nanotechnology has received a lot of attention for its ability to make use of the unique properties of nano-sized materials. Nanotechnology is a very active research field and has applications in a number of areas. Currently this technology is being used for the creation of new materials, devices and systems at molecular, nano and micro-level. Recently, nanotechnology has attracted considerable scientific interest in civil engineering field due to the new potential uses of particles in nano-scale. Concrete with nano materials has some remarkable properties. In this experimental work, an attempt has been made to determine the influence of nano-materials on the durability of concrete. Chloride permeability of concrete in which cement was replaced partially with nano-cement, nano-flyash, nano-silica, nano- silica fume were found. Different grades of concrete viz., M20, M30, M40 and M50 were cast with nano materials. For each grade of concrete, 0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% of cement was replaced with nano materials. Nanomaterials were obtained by grinding the micro sized materials in a ball grinding machine and the particle size was determined by using Scanning Electron microscope. The chloride permeability of concrete with nano-cement, nano-fly ash, nano-silica and nano- silica fume were determined using a Rapid Chloride Permeability Test (RCPT) apparatus and the results are compared with that of the Normal Cement Concrete (NCC).
Keywords: Chloride Permeability, Nano-Cement, Nano-Flyash, Nano-Silica, Nano-Silicafume, RCPT.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Structures