Self Compacting Concrete. Research and Routine Practice

Title: Self Compacting Concrete. Research and Routine Practice
Author(s): Å Skarendahl
Paper category : conference
Book title: 59th RILEM Week
Editor(s): M. Brusin
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 2351580451
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2005
Pages: 125 - 135
Total Pages: 11
Nb references: 5
Language: English

Abstract: Increased productivity and improved working environment have had high priority in the development of concrete construction over the last decade. Development of a material not needing vibration for compaction - i.e. self-compacting concrete, SCC - has successfully met the challenge and is now increasingly being used in routine practice.
The key to the development has been nanoscale tailoring of molecules for surface active admixtures and increasing understanding of particle packing and of the role of mineral surfaces in cementitious matrixes. Fundamental studies of rheological behaviour of cementitious particle suspensions were soon expanded to extensive innovation programs incorporating applied research, site experiments, instrumented full scale applications, supporting technology, standards and guides, information efforts as well as training programs.
RILEM involvement was initiated soon after the launch of the new technology some ten years ago and has supported the growth of the technology through international collaboration within technical committees, workshops and symposia. The technology of SCC is based on the performance of the fresh concrete but the performance of the hardened concrete in terms of e.g. durability, mechanical properties and aesthetics has also been subject of study.

Online publication: 2005-08-19
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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