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Volume 49, 2018SOLINA 2018 - VII Conference SOLINA Sustainable Development: Architecture - Building Construction - Environmental Engineering and Protection Innovative Energy-Efficient Technologies - Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources
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|Published online||13 August 2018|
The impact of coarse aggregate shape on the behavior of self-compacting high-performance concrete
Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
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Self-Compacting High Performance Concrete (SCHPC) presents a crucial step in the development of concrete technology. The most important features of self-consolidating concrete are flowability, segregation resistance and passing ability. Generally, the rheological properties are modified by effective superplasticisers and water to binder ratio. The aim of this study is to focus on the important aspect of the impact of shape of the coarse aggregate on fresh concrete mixture properties, strength and deformability of SCHPC. Coarse aggregate is a significant proportion of the concrete volume and therefore has a meaningful influence on its quality. By appropriate selection of the shape of the grain aggregate, it is possible to affect the rheological parameters of concrete. The results presented in this study indicated that the shape of the grains of coarse aggregate has an impact on the strength and stiffness of SCHPC. Moreover, the occurrence of irregular grains of coarse aggregate causes lower slump flow and higher plastic viscosity in comparison to concrete mixtures with regular grains only. The research presented in this article is part of the author's wider research devoted to this issue.
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