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M. Esmailpour, K. Rahmani and S. Piroti

Abstract

The use of various additives (admixtures) in concrete and cement products has been considered by various researchers in recent years. Microsilica (Silica fume) can also be considered as one of the most widely used additives (admixtures) in this section. In this study, 120 concrete specimens were constructed using a mix design based on ACI in the laboratory with an overview of records and advantages of using microsilica in concrete. The microsilica used in concrete specimens has been considered 2%, 5.5% and 7.5% by weight of cement. Finally impact permeability, tension and uniaxial compressive strength tests were done on concrete specimens and their mechanical properties were evaluated. The results show that microsilica improves the mechanical properties of concrete. The results also show that the use of microsilica in ordinary concrete has a very positive effect in controlling the surface cracks and increasing some strength parameters such as tensile and compressive strength of concrete.