Author(s): Hakim S. Abdelgader, Abdulmunaem H. Fahema and Ali S. El-Baden
Paper category: Proceeding
Book title: Design, Performance and Use of Self-Consolidating Concrete
Editor(s): Caijun Shi, Zhihua Ou and Kamal Henri Khayat
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-143-8
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-144-5
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2014
Pages: 62 - 70
Total Pages : 9
Language : English

Abstract: Behaviour of both fresh and hardened concrete is significantly related to their composition, so it should be possible, at least principle, to choose better ingredients with suitable proportion to gain the required satisfaction. Therefore, a good mix design for concrete mixtures is considered as a milestone for any concrete construction to satisfy its efficiency throughout its life period. Generally, mix design methods give some indication and first steps and designer need to validate and adjust them via experimental mixes in the local laboratories in order to check the variables related to properties of local materials and surrounding environment conditions. This paper illustrates the steps used for mix design using the double coating method, which is currently used in some research centres in the republic of Poland and was recently applied in the laboratories of the Civil Engineering Department in the University of Tripoli in Libya. Results obtained by this method using the local materials and environmental conditions are presented and discussed.

Online publication: 2017
Publication type: full_text
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