The paper presents the results of own research on 10 series of self-compacting concrete which was modified with different amounts of SiO2, TiO2 and Al2O3 nanoparticle additives. The study included rheological properties of concrete mixes and mechanical properties of the hardened concrete in the form of compressive strength and bending strength. The obtained results are shown in relation to comparative concrete made without the addition of nanoparticles.


self-compacting concrete; modification; nanoparticles; physical and mechanical characteristics

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Published : 2015-10-28

Niewiadomski, P. (2015). THE INFLUENCE OF SIO2, TIO2 AND AL2O3 NANOPARTICLE ADDITIVES ON SELECTED PARAMETERS OF CONCRETE MIX AND SELF-COMPACTING CONCRETE. Informatyka, Automatyka, Pomiary W Gospodarce I Ochronie Środowiska, 5(4), 59-61.

Paweł Niewiadomski
Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering  Poland