Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Advances in Civil Engineering
Volume 2010, Article ID 136768, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/136768
Research Article

Influence of Air Temperature on the Performance of Different Water-Reducing Admixtures with Respect to the Properties of Fresh and Hardened Mortar

1Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Campus Universitário, Eng.Civil, Bl. B/s.114, 88040970 Florianópolis, Brazil
2Instituto Federal de Santa Catarina, Avenida Mauro Ramos 950, 88020-300 Florianópolis, Brazil

Received 24 May 2010; Revised 4 September 2010; Accepted 11 October 2010

Academic Editor: K. Soudki

Copyright © 2010 Wilson Ricardo Leal Silva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. R. Rixom and N. Mailvaganam, Chemical Admixtures for Concrete, E&FN Spon, London, UK, 3rd edition, 1999.
  2. P. K. Mehta and P. J. M. Monteiro, Concrete: Microstructure, Properties and Materials, PINI, São Paulo, Brazil, 2008.
  3. D. F. Weidmann, A. L. Oliveira, J. Santos, and L. R. Prudêncio Jr., “Comparison of the performance of different water reducing admixtures,” in Proceedings of the 48th Congresso Brasileiro de Concreto, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2006.
  4. J. Y. Petit, K. H. Khayat, and E. Wirquin, “Coupled effect of time and temperature on variations of yield value of highly flowable mortar,” Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 832–841, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  5. Brazilian Association of Technical Standards, “NBR 5736—pozzolanic Portland cement—specification,” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1991.
  6. Brazilian Association of Technical Standards, “NBR-NM 248—aggregates—sieve analysis of fine and coarse aggregates,” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2003.
  7. Brazilian Association of Technical Standards, “NBR-NM 46—aggregates—determination of material finer than 75 um sieve by washing,” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2003.
  8. Brazilian Association of Technical Standards, “NBR-NM 52—fine aggregate—determination of the bulk specific gravity and apparent specific gravity,” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2009.
  9. L. H. Grierson, J. C. Knight, and R. Maharaj, “The role of calcium ions and lignosulphonate plasticiser in the hydration of cement,” Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 631–636, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  10. S. Monosi, G. Moriconi, M. Pauri, and M. Collepardi, “Influence of lignosulphonate, glucose and gluconate on the C3A hydration,” Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 568–574, 1983. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus