• Ganesh Babu O Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University Regional Campus, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Sakthieswaran N E. G. S Pillay Engineering College, Nagapatinam, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Muthuraman U Department of EE Engineering, F X Engineering College, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Suresh P Department of EC Engineering, Vel Tech University, Chennai, India
Keywords: self-compacting mortar, waste glass powder, elevated temperatures


Self-compacting mortars are achieving a great deal in the construction industry due to their remarkable characteristics and due to their advantages over conventional concrete. The main drawback associated with self-compacting mortars is the high cost associated with the ingredients used in the production of self-compacting mortars. This research aims to overcome this by combining the effects of nano-silica and glass powder on the properties of self-compacting mortar at normal and higher temperatures. The experiments were conducted to determine the split tensile strength over a range of curing periods and after being subjected to various temperatures. Durability properties of the self-compacting glass mortar, such as sorptivity, were also studied and compared with the properties of the control mortar. In addition, the chloride penetration resistance of the self-compacting mortars were also studied. The microstructure properties, such as X-ray diffraction and FTIR studies, were also performed to analyze the characteristics of self-compacting glass mortars at the micro level. The proposed mortar design can solve the problem of the disposal of waste glass, prevent the the depletion of natural river aggregates and also prove to be cost effective for massive construction purposes.


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How to Cite
OGB, N S, U M, PS. INFLUENCE OF TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON NANO-SILICA BLENDED SELF-COMPACTING GLASS MORTAR. MatTech [Internet]. 2022Apr.6 [cited 2022Jun.27];56(2):159–170. Available from: