International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Experimental Result Paper | Civil Engineering | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023 | Rating: 4.5 / 10

Enhancing Cement Hydration and Concrete Properties: A Study on Self-Curing Concrete with Polyethylene Glycol PEG 400

P. Vinodh Kumar | R.Vinodh Kumar | S. V. Tamizhvendan | E. Senthil Kumar

Abstract: A self-curing concrete is provided to absorb water from atmosphere to achieve better hydration of cement in concrete which solves the problem of lowered cement hydration because of improper curing, and thus unsatisfactory properties of concrete. The present investigation involves the use of self-curing agent viz., polyethylene glycol (PEG) of molecular weights (PEG 400) for dosages ranging between 1% 2% & 3% by weight of cement added to mixing water. Comparative studies were carried out for water retentively, compressive strength after 28 days for conventional cured and self-cured concrete. The properties of self-cured concrete are at least comparable to and sometime better than those of concrete with traditional curing.

Keywords: Compression strength test, Conventional concrete, Polyethylene glycol, Self-curing concrete

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,

Pages: 1736 - 1738

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