Experimental Research on New Concrete Air Entraining Agent
Using waste to produce a new type of air entraining agent (AEA), carrying out research of the concrete’s mixture performance, mechanical properties and frost resistance durability after mixing with the AEA, with results showing that amount of air entrained in the concrete mixture and the water reducing rate increases along with the increase of the addition of the new AEA, and its compressive strength loss laws are similar with that of normal AEAs. During the frost-thaw cycle test, when the weight loss rate has reached its limit, concrete with the new AEA added can withstand almost 300 cycles, and at this time the relative dynamic modulus of the concrete, when the amount of air entrained in it is 4.5%, is 83.5%, and the relative dynamic modulus is 85.4% when the amount of air entrained is 5.3%. The addition of the AEA has obviously improved the pore structure of the concrete, and significantly raising its frost resistance durability.
Jianmin Zeng, Taosen Li, Shaojian Ma, Zhengyi Jiang and Daoguo Yang
B. M. Wang and N. Tu, "Experimental Research on New Concrete Air Entraining Agent", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 194-196, pp. 1063-1068, 2011