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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

Volume: 39

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 43-51

Keywords: yield, viscosity, flow, thixotropy

Date: 6/1/2017

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.


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