Course on Chemical Admixtures for Concrete

Ara A. Jeknavorian, Ph.D. , Jeknavorian Consulting Services


I. Brief history on the development of chemical admixtures for concrete

II. Chemical Admixtures as defined by codes and standards.

III. General classes of chemical admixtures and other functional additives  for concrete production, placement, and durability

IV. Normal, mid- and high range water reducing admixtures

V. Set accelerating and retarding admixtures

VI. Durability enhancing admixtures – SRA, corrosion inhibitors, ASR controlling admixtures, and AEAs

VII. Rheology modifying admixtures

VIII. Other functional (organic) chemical additives for concrete

IX. Compatibility issues between concrete materials

X. Chemical admixture companies – responsibilities to the concrete construction industry


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