In today’s market, it is imperative to be knowledgeable and have an edge over the competition. ACI members have it…they are engaged, informed, and stay up to date by taking advantage of benefits that ACI membership provides them.
Read more about membership
Become an ACI Member
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
ACI World Headquarters
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI
ACI Middle East Regional Office
Second Floor, Office # 02.01/07
The Offices 02 Building, One Central
Dubai World Trade Center Complex
Phone: +971.4.516.3208 & 3209
Feedback via Email
Home > Publications > International Concrete Abstracts Portal
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: Use of stabilizer/VMA to adjustment of the flow properties of SCC at the Job Site
Author(s): L. N. Thrane, C. Pade, M. Kaasgaard
Appears on pages(s): 1-10
Keywords: Concrete, 4C-Rheometer, SCC, Stabilizer, VMA
Abstract:Successful use of SCC typically places greater demand on logistics of concrete delivery and on control of flow properties at the jobsite than is the case with conventional slump concrete. One poor truck load of SCC or minor stops in concrete delivery can ruin an SCC casting. Consequently, it is crucial to have means of remedy if concrete is delivered at a jobsite with unacceptable flow properties. One option, if the concrete is segregating at delivery, could be to correct the flow properties at the jobsite by adding stabilizer/VMA before the concrete is poured into the formwork. This approach, although not presently supported by the European concrete standard EN 206-1, has been investigated for typical Danish strength class C30 and C25 concrete using two commercially available stabilizers. The results indicate that the controlled addition of stabilizer/VMA at the jobsite can be a superior solution to rejecting the concrete or simply ignoring the deficient flow properties and casting the concrete anyway.
Norwegian Concrete Association, International Partner Access.
View Resource »
Please enter this 5 digit unlock code on the web page.