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Investigation, assessment and realtime readjustment of the rheological properties of self compacting concrete

Author(s): Ivan Parić, Wolfgang Kusterle
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: SynerCrete’18: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Cement-based Materials and Structural Concrete: Synergizing Expertise and Bridging Scales of Space and Time Vol. 1 & 2
Editor(s): Miguel Azenha, Dirk Schlicke, Farid Benboudjema, Agnieszka Jędrzejewska
ISBN: 978-2-35158-202-2
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-203-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 255-260
Total Pages: 6
Language : English

Abstract: This paper discusses a new fresh concrete control system with the following structure: a rheometer measures the fresh concrete directly after the mixing process, during a short break. The viscosity and the dynamic yield point are determined by a ball rheometer. The rheological parameters viscosity and dynamic yield point describe the consistency and thus the pouring ability and consequently the quality of Self Compacting Concrete (SCC). Data collected from the measurement are the basis for an expert system which will help to readjust mixes with deviating rheology.
Firstly, investigations were carried out during the development of different SCC mixtures in the COST TU 1404 Action. Secondly, investigations were done in two precast plants. A ball rheometer was installed in the respective mixers. The SCC for premium precast products was tested then during ongoing production. In addition, several test series were carried out in the laboratory of the OTH with the respective constitutive materials.
During the test series, the mix designs of the well working SCC’s were modified by using a deviating water content. Subsequently, using the rheological data, water, superplasticizer or stabilizing agents were added to the mix, trying to reach proper workability again. The graphs for the changing rheological properties as a function of the respective amount of start water content and additional water dosage or admixture dosage were generated and analyzed for the mixes of the two precast plants. With this information and experience, an expert system for the mix readjustment is currently under development.

Online publication : 2018
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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