• 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.

International Concrete Abstracts Portal


Title: State of the Art on Prediction of Concrete Pumping

Author(s): Seung Hee Kwon, Kyong Pil Jang, Jae Hong Kim, and Surendra P. Shah

Publication: IJCSM

Volume: 10

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): S75–S85

Keywords: pumping, slip layer, prediction, rheology, tribometer.

DOI: 10.1007/s40069-016-0150-y

Date: 9/30/2016

Large scale constructions needs to estimate a possibility for pumping concrete. In this paper, the state of the art on prediction of concrete pumping including analytical and experimental works is presented. The existing methods to measure the rheological properties of slip layer (or called lubricating layer) are first introduced. Second, based on the rheological properties of slip layer and parent concrete, models to predict concrete pumping (flow rate, pumping pressure, and pumpable distance) are explained. Third, influencing factors on concrete pumping are discussed with the test results of various concrete mixes. Finally, future need for research on concrete pumping is suggested.