Influence of Adding Different Amounts of Super Plasticizers on the Mechanical Properties of Concrete (Impact and Abrasion)


Trial laboratory batches were used to study the effect of adding different amounts of superp lasticizers on the mechanical properties (Compressive strength, abrasion resistance, and impact resistance) of concrete. A series of five different concrete mixtures including: Normal concrete mixture C1 (without superp lasticizers) as a reference mix and four concrete mixtures (C2, C3, C4, and C5) with different amounts of superp lasticizers (0.25, 0.50, 0.75, and 1.00) % as a percentage of cement content, respectively. Results show that the (1.00)% addition of superp lasticizers in the concrete mixture leads to (19.84)% increasing in the compressive strength and records an improvement in the abrasion resistance by (38.06)% and recorded an improvement in the impact resistance by (386.67)% as compared with the reference mixture. On the other hand, increasing the percentages of superp lasticizers lead to increase in compressive strength, abrasion resistance and impact resistance for all concrete mixtures.