Characterization of Rheological and Mechanical Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete with Indian Standard Gradation and Particle Packing Gradations

Adithya Tantri, Adithya Shenoy, Gopinatha Nayak

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Abstract

The vast compressive strength of concrete is attributed to its density, which is achieved through rigorous and thorough compaction. Compaction comes into more prominence in Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC), which gets compacted due to its own weight. Generally, aggregates are the major influential factor for concrete properties, because they exist in quantities varying from 85 to 90% of the total mix volume. This paper presents the findings of the study aimed at comparing rheological and mechanical properties of M30 SCC mix with Indian Standard aggregate gradations (IS 383:1970) and particle packing Bailey aggregate gradations. Specific objectives of the study were to assess the effects of aggregate gradation with three different Nominal Maximum Aggregate Sizes (NMAS), namely 20 mm, 16 mm and 12.5 mm. Rheological properties like Slump-flow test, T500 Slump-flow test, V-funnel test, L-box test, U-box test, Fill-box test were performed and all prepared concrete mixes fulfilled the requirements of the same successfully. Mechanical properties like compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength were determined for all concrete mixes. Results were statistically analyzed to understand the effect of different NMAS and aggregate gradations. Findings indicate that the rheological and mechanical properties were significantly influenced by the different NMAS and aggregate gradations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Trends in Civil Engineering - Select Proceedings of TMSF 2019
EditorsBibhuti Bhusan Das, Sreejith V. Nanukuttan, Anil K. Patnaik, Neena Shekhar Panandikar
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages79-92
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789811582929
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventInternational Conference Trending Moments and Steer Forces, TMSF 2019 - Fatorda, India
Duration: 31-10-201901-11-2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume105
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference Trending Moments and Steer Forces, TMSF 2019
CountryIndia
CityFatorda
Period31-10-1901-11-19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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