Effects of Water Reducer Admixtures on Concrete Strength and Durability

The objective of this research was to determine the effects of water-reducing admixtures on the strength and durability of concrete. Four brands of water reducer were used to reduce water from 5% to 12% for a total of 16 mixes. Compressive and flexural strengths were higher than the control mix. Freeze-thaw durability was lower than the control mix. Deicer scaling tests were in the moderate to severe range. Rapid chloride ion permeability tests were in the modern age range for both the control and water reducing mixes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final Report


  • English


  • Status: Terminated
  • Contract Numbers:

    UND 02-02

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    North Dakota Department of Transportation

    300 Airport Road
    Bismarck, ND  USA  58505
  • Project Managers:

    Abolmaali, Ali

    Moretti, Charles

    Johnson, Kent

    Hoime, Alex

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

    Grand Forks, ND  USA 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Abolmaali, Ali

  • Start Date: 20020100
  • Actual Completion Date: 20040900
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11262

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01458563
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: North Dakota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: UND 02-02
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:45PM