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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Evaluating Structural Buildup at Rest of Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Workability Tests
Author(s): Wael A. Megid and Kamal H. Khayat
Publication: Materials Journal
Appears on pages(s): 257-265
Keywords: rheology; self-consolidating concrete; static yield stress; structural buildup; thixotropy; workability loss
Abstract:Structural buildup at rest (SBR) is a rheological property that can affect the performance of self-consolidating concrete (SCC). Such a property should be optimized to intended placement condition. Adequate determination of SBR on the jobsite is important for quality control, thus necessitating the use of simple and robust testing methods. The ability of employing conventional workability test methods to evaluate SBR of SCC is discussed. Eight SCC mixtures designed to secure different SBR levels were investigated. SBR was determined using concrete rheometer and two field-oriented test methods: portable vane and inclined plane, as well as losses of slump flow, T50, and J-ring flow at rest. Correlations between SBR indexes determined from workability and rheological test methods were established. Statistical models to predict static yield stress and SBR indexes as a function of workability loss at rest are proposed, which indicate that standard workability test methods can be used to evaluate SBR of SCC.
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