Proceedings pro132 : International RILEM Workshop on Rheological Measurements of Cement-based Materials IRWRMC’18

Title: Proceedings of the International RILEM Workshop on
Rheological Measurements of Cement-based Materials
Edited by Chafika DJELAL, Yannick VANHOVE
ISBN: 978-2-35158-230-5
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-231-2
Pages: 110
Publication date: 2018

The Workshop IRWRMC18 and the Round Robin Test RRT "Comparison of Concrete Rheometers:
International Tests at the Artois University were organized on 28 to 30 May and 31
May 2018 on the rheology and tribology of concretes, respectively. These two events are part
of the issues developed by RILEM and in particular within the framework of the actions carried
out by the RILEM - TC MRP-266 Committee: Measuring Rheological Properties of Cement-
based Materials chaired by Dr Mohammed SONEBI from Queen’s University Belfast
This is not the first time that international researchers and laboratories have been investigating
the rheology of cement-based materials since two other RRTs were organized:
- The first RRT at LCPC in Nantes (France) in 23-27 October 2001,
- The second RRT organized by NIST in Cleveland (USA) in 19-23 May 2003.
After 15 years, there was no RRT organized on this topic. However, during this period, the
progress has been considerable, as much by the widening of the range of the new type concretes,
the progress made by the new devices (new and up rheometers) and finally the way to
analysis of the results.
The workshop was organized in 4 sessions on one day. The importance of the number of
communications received showed the interest raised by this theme on rheology which is essential
from the point of view of industrial applications. The technical and economic implications
are considerable.
The workshop brought together 78 participants including 54 from the academic world and 24
industrialists who benefited from 22 communications. It is nice to note that researchers from
around the world (Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, UK, India, Ireland, Italy, USA,
etc.) have contributed to this important workshop. The participants were able to discuss recent
and latest scientific knowledge on the rheology of concrete.
Special thanks go to Professor K. H. Khayat from the University of Missouri, whose many
works are published in this area of rheology of concrete.
It should be noted the participation of several manufacturers such as Botte Foundations, Roquette
SA, Eqiom, Soletanche Bachy, Holcim-Lafarge, Saint Gobain, Léon Grosse,
Schleibinger, etc.
Some papers have been selected to be published in the journal of the French Rheology Group
We would like also thank and acknowledge many sponsors of these two events: the National
Federation of Public Works, EQIOM, Boot Foundations, Structure & Réhabilitation, the
French Group of Rheology, Artois Comm, the University of Artois and LGCgE Lille Nord de


Author(s): Dr. Mohammed SONEBI, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Pages: 19-20

Keynote reports

DFG Priority Program SPP 2005 OPUS FLUIDUM FUTURUM – Rheology of reactive, multiscale, multiphase construction materials
Author(s): Viktor Mechtcherine, Egor Secrieru
Pages: 27 - 31

Challenges and recommendations on measuring rheological properties of cement-based materials

Evaluation of mortar mixing procedures using squeeze flow test
Author(s): Fábio A. Cardoso, Fábio L. Camporab, Rafael G. Pileggi, Vanderley M. John
Pages: 33 - 37

Segregation of cement grouts during their rheological measurements
Author(s): PHAM Ba Tung, GALLIAS Jean-Louis, PIERRE Alexandre, KACI Abdelhak
Pages: 38 - 42

Image processing of shear flow in a vane rheometer for clay mineral suspensions
Author(s): Alexandre Pierre, Arnaud Perrot, Aymeric Histace, E-H. Kadri
Pages: 43 - 47

Author(s): Julia Neumann, Christoph Begemann, Rolf Breitenbücher, Ludger Lohaus
Pages: 48 - 52

The Effect of Shear Rate on Rheological Properties of Cement Paste
Author(s): Dimitri Feys, Azadeh Asghari, Aida Margarita Ley Hernandez
Pages: 53 - 57

New tools and procedures to measure rheological properties

FlowCyl: one-parameter cement paste rheology test developed at NTNU, Norway
Author(s): Rolands Cepuritis, Elisabeth L. Skare, Stefan Jacobsen, Jon Spangenberg, Sverre Smeplass, Ernst Mørtsell
Pages: 59 - 63

eFlow – A Pocket Concrete Rheometer
Author(s): Toussaint Fabrice
Pages: 64 - 68

Use of flow tests to determine rheological properties of high resistance Portland cement pastes.
Author(s): Livia B. Agostinho, Juliana G, Borges, Eugênia F. Silva, Alexandre Castro, Luciana A. Faria
Pages: 69 - 73

Application on rheological properties in practical situations

Rheological behavior of concrete foundation during Pile-driving operations
Author(s): Vanhove Yannick, Djelal Chafika, Mariam Dairou, Francis Thibaut, Gotteland Philippe
Pages: 75 - 80

Fresh Properties of Cementitious Grouts for Post-Tensioning Applications
Author(s): Manu K. Mohan, Radhakrishna G. Pillai, Manu Santhanam, and Ravindra Gettu
Pages: 81 - 85

Measurement and application of non-conventional rheological properties

Recommendations on the mix design of concrete foundations for diaphragm walls: Application to the "Grand Paris" building site
Author(s): Azzi Mohamed Amin, Djelal Chafika, Vanhove Yannick, Madec Olivier, Gotteland Philippe
Pages: 87 - 92

Shear Behavior of Fresh Concrete under variable Pressure – Development of a specific Testing Device
Author(s): Tilo Proske, Moien Rezvani
Pages: 93 - 97

A new material tester : the concrete tribometer
Author(s): Fajfrowski Michel, Djelal Chafika, Vanhove Yannick
Pages: 98 - 99

Emulsions effects on the friction on the formwork/concrete interface
Author(s): Laiymani Issam, Libessart Laurent, Hammouni Salim, Djelal Chafika, Vanhove Yannick
Pages: 100 - 104

Author(s): Ammar Yahia and Ahmed Mostafa
Pages: 105 - 110