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Self Compacting Concrete

Ahmed Loukili (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-84821-290-9
288 pages
August 2011, Wiley-ISTE
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Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) is a relatively new building material. Nowadays, its use is progressively changing the method of concrete placement on building sites.
However, the successful use of SCC requires a good understanding of the behavior of this material, which is vastly different from traditional concrete. For this purpose, a lot of research has been conducted on this area all over the world since 10 years.
Intended for both practitioners and scientists, this book provides research results from the rheological behavior of fresh concrete to durability.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1. Design, Rheology and Casting of Self-Compacting Concretes 1
Sofiane AMZIANE, Christophe LANOS and Michel MOURET

1.1. Towards a fluid concrete 1

1.2. SCC formulation basics 7

1.3. SCC rheology 20

1.4. Industrial practices 42

1.5. Forces exerted by SCCs on formworks 50

1.6. Bibliography 59

Chapter 2. Early Age Behavior 67
Philippe TURCRY and Ahmed LOUKILI

2.1. Introduction 67

2.2. Hydration and its consequences 68

2.3. Early age desiccation and its consequences: different approaches to the problem 70

2.4. Plastic shrinkage and drop in capillary pressure 74

2.5. Comparison of plastic shrinkage for SCCs and conventional concretes 79

2.6. Influence of composition on free plastic shrinkage 86

2.7. Cracking due to early drying 89

2.8. Summary 93

2.9. Bibliography 95

Chapter 3. Mechanical Properties and Delayed Deformations 99
Thierry VIDAL, Philippe TURCRY, Stéphanie STAQUET and Ahmed LOUKILI

3.1. Introduction 99

3.2. Instantaneous mechanical properties 100

3.3. Differences in mechanical behavior 110

3.4. Behavior of steel-concrete bonding 122

3.5. Bibliography 130

Chapter 4. Durability of Self-Compacting Concrete 141
Emmanuel ROZIÈRE and Abdelhafid KHELIDJ

4.1. Introduction 141

4.2. Properties and parameters that influence durability 143

4.3. Transport phenomena 152

4.4. Degradation mechanisms 159

4.5. Conclusion 202

4.6. Bibliography 203

Chapter 5. High Temperature Behavior of Self-Compacting Concretes 215
Hana FARES, Sébastien RÉMOND, Albert NOUMOWÉ and Geert DE SCHUTTER

5.1. Introduction 215

5.2. Changes in SCC microstructure and physico-chemical properties with temperature 216

5.3. Mechanical behavior of SCCs at high temperature 240

5.4. Thermal stability 247

5.5. Conclusion 252

5.6. Bibliography 253

Glossary 259

List of Authors 261

Index 263

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"This book provides research findings ranging from the rheological behaviour of fresh concrete to the durability of SSC." (Detail, 1 January 2012)
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