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This was especially the case for concrete with low water-to-binder (w:b) ratio of 0.33. In turn, Emborg noted that the robustness is also a function of the mixer volume and in industrial full scale mixers, the variations in properties are smaller than those produced by laboratory mixers. The effect of delayed addition of SP on the slump flow and V-funnel time was studied by Domone and Jin.[i] In their study the delay in the time of addition of SP varied from zero to 6 minutes in increments of 1 minute. 8 shows the mixing sequence in which the powder, sand and 80% of the water were mixed for 2 minutes and then the SP and 20% of the water were incorporated. Mixing sequence adopted by Domone and Jin Three types of superplasticizers were used: naphthalene-based SP, melamine-based SP and polycarboxylic ether-based SP.
Second, as the density is increased, the effect of viscosity becomes more prominent. Calculated sedimentation rates of a 12.7 mm spherical aggregate with a density of 2.7 g/cm3 , CGS units (Bonen and Shah). This can reduce any intervention needed at the plant or job site to adjust the mixture. top The natural moisture content of aggregate affects the mixing water content in two ways: 1. Assaad, J., and Khayat, K., “Effect of coarse aggregate characteristics on lateral pressure exerted by self-consolidating concrete,” ACI Materials Journal, Vol. and Oberg, P., “Effects of constituents on the workability and rheology of self-compacting concrete,” pp. Consequently, robustness increases by incorporation of density modifiers, and with regards to fines, the best density modifiers is slag, followed in decreasing order by ground dolomite, ground limestone, and ground quartz. The incorporation of VMA controls bleeding and segregation and increases the robustness of the SCC, while the low water content provides mostly the required level of viscosity. Mori et al.[i] examined mixes with 74 different types of aggregate and varying water absorption values. 4 also indicates that the sedimentation rate can be reduced by increasing the content of the fines with high specific density. In such mixtures, the VMA is used to reduce the variability of the SCC that can arise from changes in material properties and placement conditions. If the natural moisture content of the aggregate is lower than SSD, then the amount of mixing water is increased. “On the Effect of Coarse Aggregate Fraction and Shape on the Rheological Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete,” Cem. The maximum flowability is governed by the application, and since flowability is controlled by the composition of the mix, observations show that the rheological properties of SCC vary in a wide range, so does its robustness. top A lack of robustness can be manifested in several ways that affects workability and the other assigned properties of SCC, i.e., flowability, passing ability, and stability. The above findings were recently confirmed by Deshpande[vi] who changed the SSD moisture condition of sand and pea gravel two folds from a completely dry state of aggregates to twice the water content of SSD. A recent overview on SCC types, properties, and test methods, are given by Bonen and Shah[i], and Khayat and his coworkers.[ii],[iii] In a narrow sense, the term ‘robustness’ might be synonymous to stability, as the latter term refers to the ability of SCC to resist changes, i.e., segregation during transport and placement (dynamic stability) and post placement (static stability). and Monty, H.,” Stability of SCC, advantages and potential applications,” in RILEM International Confer. Following is a review of the effects of ingredients on the rheological properties that affect robustness. During the tests, the moisture content was varied in such way that sand and the pea gravel both had the same moisture content, i.e., either both were simultaneously in dry condition or both were in SSD condition. and Oberg, P., “Effects of constituents on the workability and rheology of self-compacting concrete,” pp.