Influence of Molasses as an Admixture on Concrete
Keywords:Molasses, Concrete, Compressive strength, Workability
This paper emphasizes the effect of molasses on properties of concrete. The experimental analysis has been carried out for evaluating various properties such as workability, compressive and split tensile strength of concrete was carried out using molasses as admixtures. Based on the literature, the main function of using molasses is making concrete compatible, extending the initial setting time and final setting time of concrete. From the result, it was observed that all the properties of concrete were influenced by addition of this molasses in concrete and it is also found that the molases also serve as a water reducing agent.