Mechanisms behind reduced from pressure when casting with SCC

Title: Mechanisms behind reduced from pressure when casting with SCC
Author(s): P. Billberg
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: 589 - 598
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 7
Language: English

Abstract: Among the topics within the more than 10 year experience from use of self-compacting civil engineering concrete in Sweden there is the fact that the lateral form pressure can be lower than the design values for conventional concrete. This is in total contradiction to results from different parts of the world where pressures close to or equal to hydrostatic pressure have been reported. A project has been started and partly carried out in order to investigate on fresh SCC behaviour at rest. The hypothesis is that this extremely flowing concrete can build up a structure at rest withstanding the load of the concrete layers above with limited effect on the increasing lateral form pressure. A new methodology has been developed using rheometers for both SCC and its micro mortar phase. The mechanism behind the thixotropic behaviour is to be found in the latter phase where colloidal forces dominate. In the present stage of this project it has been established that SCC indeed develops a structure at rest. The magnitude of this structure is dependant on the concrete constituents.

Online publication: 2005-04-11
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143624.063