Optimisation of the Mixing Process for Producing Self-Compacting High-Performance Concrete

  • Harald Beitzel
Conference paper
Part of the RILEM Bookseries book series (RILEM, volume 1)


Today’s concrete structures call for high-tech construction materials, for example self-compacting high-performance concrete (SCHPC) as self-compacting high-strength concrete (SCHSC) and self-compacting ultra-high-strength concrete (SCUHSC). These concretes are defined as concretes with special properties. This development aims to increase the packing density through the selection of coarse and fine aggregates combined with a reduction in the water-to-binder ratio (w/b). To achieve this goal, state-of-the-art concrete plants need to meet certain minimum requirements. In an effort to realize shorter construction times and develop new concrete process technologies, and in view of ever-increasing degrees of component loading, international research has been going on for approximately 30 years for materials that have led, among other things, to the development of high-performance concrete. A trend towards the development of customized concretes, for example of SCHPC, can also be observed in the German construction industry.


Compressive Strength Froude Number Concrete Mixer Normal Concrete Special Energy Input 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harald Beitzel
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  1. 1.Institute of Building Process and Environmental TechnologyTrierGermany

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