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A design approach for self-compacting concrete based on deformability, seggregation resistance and passing ability models



Title: A design approach for self-compacting concrete based on deformability, seggregation resistance and passing ability models
Author(s): N. Kasemsamrarn
Paper category : conference
Book title: SCC'2005-China: 1st International Symposium on Design, Performance and Use of Self-Consolidating Concrete
Editor(s): Zhiwu Yu, Caijun Shi, Kamal Henri Khayat and Youjun Xie
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-61-6
e-ISBN: 2912143624
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2005
Pages: 47 - 54
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 11
Language: English


Abstract: An approach for SCC mix proportioning based on the authors' developed models for predicting deformability, segregation and passing ability was introduced. The deformability model was developed based on the concepts of water retainability of solid particles, free water content and inter-particle forces in the concrete. Both deformation capacity, measured by a slump flow value, and velocity of deformation, measured by a time to attain slump flow of 50 cm, were included. Segregation was considered to have relationship with bleeding, so a bleeding prediction model was adopted. Passing ability was simulated by adopting a model for predicting aggregate blocking during SCC flow through narrow spaces. The parameters considered in the model are size distribution, volumetric ratio and shape of aggregates. Also considered for passing ability are the effect of viscosity of the concrete, clear spacing of the reinforcement and size of the reinforcement. Experimental results from the authors and other researchers were used in the verification of the proposed models. It was evident that the proposed models were satisfactory for predicting the tested results.


Online publication: 2005-04-11
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143624.004