Self Compacting Concrete under Local Conditions


This paper presents the results of experimental investigations on mechanical properties of self compacting concrete made with local materials. The used materials were cement, aggregate and super plasticizer. Limestone powder, silica fume and blast furnace slag have been used as adjuvant in self compacting concrete (SCC). Self compacting concrete properties in fresh and hardened state are characterized and analyzed. The test results indicate the possibility to manufacture SCC with good rheological and mechanical properties using local materials.

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A. Seddik, A. Beroual, A. Zergua and M. Guetteche, "Self Compacting Concrete under Local Conditions," Open Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 119-125. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2013.32014.

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