Project report on designing of self compacting concrete


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Sep 21, 2017
Self – compacting concrete (SCC) is a high – performance concrete that can flow under its own weight to completely fill the form work and self consolidates without any mechanical vibration. Such concrete an accelerate the placement, reduce the labor requirements needed for consolidation, finishing and eliminate environmental pollution. The so called first generation SCC is used mainly for repair application and for casting concrete in restricted areas, including sections that present limited access to vibrate. Such value added construction material has been used in applications justifying the higher material and quality control cost when considering the simplified placement and handling requirements of the concrete.

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The successful production of self – compacting concrete (SCC) for use, is depended on arriving at an appropriate balance between the yield stress and the viscosity of the paste. Specially formulated high range water reducers are used to reduce the yield stress to point to allow the designed free flowing characteristics of the concrete. However, this alone may result in segregation if the viscosity of the paste is not sufficient to support the aggregate particles in suspension. The process of selecting suitable ingredients of concrete and determining their relative amounts with an objective of producing a concrete of required strength, durability, and workability as economically as possible is termed as concrete mix design.

The Mix Design for concrete M30 grade is being done as per the Indian Standard Code IS 10262

Report consist of following in it;

Chapter – 1
Benefits and advantages of scc
Development of self –compacting concrete
Mechanical characteristics
How does it work
Necessity for new structural design and
Construction of systems

Chapter – 2
Materials of scc

Chapter – 3
Properties of ssc and factors influencing ssc
Requirements for constituent materials
Properties of fresh ssc
Properties of hardened ssc
Factors influencing ssc

Chapter – 4
Mix proportioing
Efnarc – proposals
General requirements in the mix design

Chapter – 5
Scc tests
Slump flow & t 50 test
L – box test
V – funnel test & v – funnel tet at t 50 minutes
J – ring test
J – ring in conjunction with the orimet
U – box test
Fill box test
Preparation of scc specimens
Tests on scc specimens

Chapter – 6
Properties of materials
Tests on aggregate
Fly ash
Micro silica
Super plasticizer
Study of fresh concrete
Mix design and trail proportions

Chapter – 7
Mix design
Mix design
Fresh concrete properties
Hardened concrete properties
Scope for further work