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Main durability characteristics of self-compacting concrete

Title: Main durability characteristics of self-compacting concrete
Author(s): G. De Schutter, K. Audenaert, V. Boel
Paper category : conference
Book title: RILEM Symposium on On Site Assessment of Concrete, Masonry and Timber Structures - SACoMaTiS 2008
Editor(s): L. Binda, M. di Prisco, R. Felicetti
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-061-5
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-075-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 277 - 286
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 10
Language: English

Abstract: When evaluating the durability performance of concrete structures by on-site determination of transport properties, a fundamental knowledge is needed concerning the interrelation between microstructure, transport properties, and durability behaviour. For self-compacting concrete (SCC), the durability behaviour might be different in comparison with traditionally vibrated concrete (TVC), because of the different mix design and the absence of vibration.
The durability of SCC was studied within RILEM Technical Committee TC 205-DSC on “Durability of Self-Compacting”. First, the available information concerning pore structure, air-void system and transport mechanisms was gathered. Afterwards, the available durability results were studied and summarised keeping in mind the fundamental mechanisms and driving forces. In this way a more general view on durability of SCC has been obtained. The obtained information is also very valuable for the improvement of the material for new buildings, and for repair of existing buildings.

Online publication: 2009-05-26
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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