A DESIGN APPROACH FOR SELF-COMPACTING CONCRETE BASED ON DEFORMABILITY, SEGREGATION RESISTANCE AND PASSING ABILITY MODELS

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Title: A DESIGN APPROACH FOR SELF-COMPACTING CONCRETE BASED ON DEFORMABILITY, SEGREGATION RESISTANCE AND PASSING ABILITY MODELS

Author(s): Ratchayok Kasemchaisiri, Chalermchai Vanitchakul, Somnuk Tangpakirikul

Publication: TCA

Volume: 2

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 10-16

Keywords: Self-Compacting Concrete, Design Approach, Prediction Model, Filling Ability, Deformability, Segregation Resistance, Passing Ability

Date: 6/1/2014

Abstract:
An approach for SCC mix proportioning based on the authors’ developed models for predicting deformability, segregation and passing ability was introduced. The deformability model was developed based on the concepts of water retainability of solid particles, free water content and inter-particle forces in the concrete. Both deformation capacity, measured by a slump flow value, and velocity of deformation, measured by a time to attain slump flow of 50 cm, were included. Segregation was considered to have relationship with bleeding, so a bleeding prediction model was adopted. Passing ability was simulated by adopting a model for predicting aggregate blocking during SCC flow through narrow spaces. The parameters considered in the model are size distribution, volumetric ratio and shape of aggregates. Also considered for passing ability are the effect of viscosity of the concrete, clear spacing of the reinforcement and size of the reinforcement. Experimental results from the authors and other researchers were used in the verification of the proposed models. It was shown that the proposed models were satisfactory for predicting the tested results.


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