Self consolidating concrete history

The viscosity, as visually observed by the rate at which concrete spreads, is an important characteristic of plastic SCC and can be controlled when designing the mix to suit the type of application being constructed.

SCC's unique characteristics give it significant economic, constructability, aesthetic and engineering advantages.

That's why SCC mixes allow for denser reinforcement, optimized concrete sections and shapes, and greater freedom of design while producing superior surface finishes and textures.

SCC is an increasingly attractive choice for optimizing site manpower (through reduction of labor and possibly skill level), lowering noise levels, and allowing for a safer working environment.

Self-consolidating concrete allows for easier pumping (even from bottom up), flows into complex shapes, transitions through inaccessible spots, and minimizes voids around embedded items to produce a high degree of homogeneity and uniformity.

By adding these plasticizer admixtures to traditional concrete mix designs, a highly flowable concrete is created that meets tough performance requirements.

The use of SCC concrete mixes has grown tremendously since its inception in the 1980s.

A quick glance at our online catalogue shows the diversity, importance and international scope of the topics.

Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites 3rd International RILEM Conference, proceedings pro117.Electrochemistry in Civil Engineering International RILEM Conference Materials Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 (MSSCE 2016), proceedings pro111.Historical Masonry International RILEM Conference Materials Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 (MSSCE 2016), proceedings pro110.Polycarboxylates extend both the high-slump placing time and the maximum spread over previous admixtures.Viscosity-modifying admixtures keep the concrete mix from segregating without restricting flow properties of SCC.Testing personnel lift a slump cone full of concrete, let it spread out, and measure the diameter of the spread.

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