The assessment and control of the rheological properties of self-compacting concrete in a concrete mixer

Author(s): F. Fleischmann, M. Greim, W. Kusterle
Paper category: Conference
Book title: Rheology and processing of Construction Materials – 7th RILEM International Conference on Self-Compacting Concrete and 1st RILEM International Conference on Rheology and Processing of Construction Materials
Editor(s): Nicolas Roussel and Hela Bessaies-Bey
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-137-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-138-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Pages: 107-114
Total Pages: 8
Language: English

This paper describes the development of a rheometer for Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) that is installed in a concrete mixer and provides results of the rheological properties immediately at the end of the mixing process.

The intention was to find a way, to evaluate the flowability and the rheological properties of SCC automatically, directly after the mixing process has finished. At the end of the mixing process the rheometer immerses in the concrete and starts the measurement. At this time a correction of the mixture is still possible, before it is filled into the truck. In a first step, a laboratory rheometer was built and the measurement procedure was developed. In a second step the laboratory rheometer was installed in a 75 l concrete mixer and data were collected and evaluated. Test results of different mix designs showed to be very accurate.

Online publication: 2013
Publication Type: full_text
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