Title: Role of Rheology in Achieving Successful Concrete Performance
Author(s): Chiara F. Ferraris, Peter Billberg, Raissa Ferron, Dimitri Feys, Jiong Hu, Shiho Kawashima, Eric Koehler, Mohammed Sonebi, Jussara Tanesi, and Nathan Tregger
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 43-51
Keywords: yield, viscosity, flow, thixotropy
Concrete rheology is introduced, and insights are provided into how rheology applies to mixture design and quality control, segregation, pumping, formwork pressure, and surface finish. Basic terminology is provided along with explanations of typical measuring instruments and testing procedures used to determine rheological properties.