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OPTIMISATION OF ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY SCFRC MIXES FOR USE IN PRECAST CONCRETE INDUSTRY



Author(s): Emili Taengua, Mohammed Sonebi, Susan E. Taylor, Philip Crossett, Peter Deegan, Liberato Ferrara, Andrea Pattarini
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: 101 - 113
Total Pages : 8
Language : English


Abstract: The concept of green concrete has been progressively introduced in concrete technology. At the same time, new generations of superplasticisers have become widely available and self-compacting concrete is being increasingly implemented. The aim of this research is to study the impact that different sustainable materials have on both fresh and hardened properties of Self-Compacting Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SCFRC) in order to implement their use in a precast concrete company. Different combinations of cement, mineral additions (active and inert), polypropylene fibres, superplasticisers, and aggregates have been considered. Fresh state performance has been assessed by means of: slump flow test, V-funnel, and J-ring. Concrete compressive strength values at different ages have been retained as representative of the material's performance in its hardened state. All these properties have been correlated with SCFRC proportioning parameters. The importance of interactions between mineral additions and between these and superplasticiser is emphasised, as well as the different consequences of using powders as cement replacement or as mineral additions.


Online publication: 2017
Publication type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00