Prediction of the Impact of Flow-Induced Inhomogeneities in Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC)

  • J. Spangenberg
  • N. Roussel
  • J. H. Hattel
  • J. Thorborg
  • M. R. Geiker
  • H. Stang
  • J. Skocek
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Abstract

SCC is nowadays a worldwide used construction material. However, heterogeneities induced by casting may lead to variations of local properties and hence to a potential decrease of the structure’s load carrying capacity. The heterogeneities in SCC are primarily caused by static and dynamic segregation. The present paper reports property maps for a beam based on particle distributions at the end of casting derived from numerical flow simulations. A finite volume based numerical model is used to predict particle distributions at the end of casting, which are then converted into property maps using semi-empirical relations from the literature.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Spangenberg
    • 1
  • N. Roussel
    • 2
  • J. H. Hattel
    • 1
  • J. Thorborg
    • 1
    • 3
  • M. R. Geiker
    • 4
  • H. Stang
    • 4
  • J. Skocek
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTechnical University of Denmark (DTU)CopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées (LCPC)Université Paris EstParisFrance
  3. 3.MAGMA GmbhArchenGermany
  4. 4.Department of Civil EngineeringTechnical University of Denmark (DTU)CopenhagenDenmark

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