Expansion Properties of Concrete under Various Unit Contents of Expansion Admixture and Curing Conditions ;;;;;
Usually, the expansive additives is used to prevent the occurrence of drying shrinkage in concrete. However it may sometimes be over-added in field due to the insufficient cognition of constructor's, which may cause the serious problems in concrete structures. In this study the experiments are performed to present the expansion properties of concrete by varying the water to binder ratios, unit contents of expansive additives and curing conditions. By the results, the strength showed an increase with the addition of expansion additives from 30kg/㎥ up to 50kg/㎥, and a great decrease by contraries if the larger amount are added. Also the more the expansion additives were used, the more length change occurred in concrete. In view of the curing conditions, the concrete by air cured appeared a little expansion even the unit expansion additives increased, which showed an opposite inclination of that with standard curing. This could be explained by the less occurrence of hydration in air condition which also lead to the little expansion of concrete. Hence the expansion concrete to be cured in water or moisture condition became an especial important thing. concrete using expansive additives showed that high expansion was taken place with the rise of temperature.
CSA type expansion admixture;unit contents of expansion admixture;properties of expansion;