Title: Vibration Energy Optimization in Prefabricated Concrete Casting Using Superplasticizers
Author(s): Paolo De Lama and Salvatore Tavano
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 307-318
Keywords: admixtures; beams (supports); compressive strength;
energy; manufacturing; mix proportioning; molding techniques;
noise reduction; placing; plasticizers; precast concrete; pre-fabrication;
prestressed concrete; vibration; workability.
This paper describes the results of research into energy savings and noise abatement in a precasting plant. Optimum beneficial results were obtained through the use of superplasti-cizers and control of vibration frequency.