Performance Assessment of Self Compacting Concrete Incorporating Mineral Admixtures

Performance Assessment of Self Compacting Concrete Incorporating Mineral Admixtures

M. Ranjitham, A. Dinesh, R.J. Pragadeeshwaran, D. Sridhar

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Abstract. Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) is a newly constructed which need to be processed to be installed and assembled. It can discharge beneath its own weight, complete formwork, and achieve complete integration, at the same time in the existence of profusion reinforcement. SCC is a variety of high-strength concrete and expands to form devoid of the demand for mechanical vibrations. SCC is a non-removable concrete by its weight. The importance of concrete that you assemble is that it retains all the durability and characteristics of the concrete, meeting the expected operational requirements. Another way to diminish the expense of concrete for that is to use Mineral Admixtures (MA) such as Ground Granulated Blast furnace Slag (GGBS) Silica Fume (SF), and Fly Ash (FA), during mixing. The quantity of Portland cement was decreased by using mineral admixtures, expense of compaction will be competitive especially reason for this while using the mineral mixtures are waste or industrial product. In addition, the application of MA in the production of composite concrete not only provides economic benefits but also reduces the temperature of the hydration. The amalgamation of mineral ingredients additionally excludes the need for viscosity-improving chemical admixtures. Low water/cement (W/C) ratio which indicates to superior durability and exceptional mechanical integrity of the building. This experimental research paper familiarizes and reviewing the strength properties such as compression test, flexural strength and the split strength of SCC with different mineral compounds and compare the properties with Control Mix (CM) and workability tests of various mineral compounds (slump, L-box, U-box, and T50) also studied. From the Experimental investigation concluded that the impact of mineral mixtures on performance like compressive strength values, split tensile strength values and flexural strength values were increases as per European Federation of manufacturers for special concrete.

Self Compacting Concrete, Mineral Admixtures, Silica Fume, Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag, Fly Ash

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Citation: M. Ranjitham, A. Dinesh, R.J. Pragadeeshwaran, D. Sridhar, Performance Assessment of Self Compacting Concrete Incorporating Mineral Admixtures, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 23, pp 454-461, 2022


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