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Title: Superplasticizers: A Global Review With Emphasis on Durability and Innovative Concretes
Author(s): V. M. Malhotra
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 1-18
Keywords: admixtures; concretes; fiber-reinforced concretes; fly ash; freeze-thaw durability; performance; plasticizers; reviews; shotcrete; silica fume; water-reducing agents; Materials Research
Abstract:Traces the development of superplasticizers in Japan and Germany, and discusses the properties of superplasticized fresh and hardened concrete. Data are presented on the use of superplasticizers in Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, U.K., U.S., and Western Europe. The performance of superplasticized concrete under freezing and thawing conditions both in the laboratory and the field is discussed, and the use of superplasticizers in the development of innovative concretes is described. The ASTM and Canadian specifications dealing with superplasticizers are discussed, and the paper is concluded with a list of pertinent references.
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