The effect of mineral additions and adding various types, length and volume of fibers on fresh properties of self compacting concrete

Author(s): Ghazwan AbdulSamad Salman
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: 389-396
Total Pages: 8
Language: English

A thorough research has been conducted to understand the effect of adding various types of fibers and mineral additions to SCC mixes. Forty SCC mixes were prepared with two types of mineral admixtures and three different types of fibers. Metakaoline and silica fume were used as mineral admixtures while polypropylene, glass and carbon fibers were used as fiber inclusions. Two different fiber length (6 mm and 12 mm) and fiber volume (0,1 % and 0,5 %) were used. Then, fresh state properties of the mixes were evaluated by means of different methods such as slump flow, V-funnel, L-box and U-box. Effect of adding mineral admixtures and different types of fibers on these parameters were quantitatively represented. Tables were prepared to give percentage increase/decrease in the fresh state values with addition of different type/dosage/length of fibers and mineral admixtures. These tables were used to evaluate the effect of adding certain type of fiber with certain volume and length on the fresh state properties.

Online publication: 2013
Publication Type: full_text
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