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Influence of the composition of powder-type SCC on conversion factors for compressive strength

Van Der Vurst, F and Boel, V and Craeye, B and Desnerck, P and De Schutter, G (2014) Influence of the composition of powder-type SCC on conversion factors for compressive strength. Magazine of Concrete Research, 66. pp. 295-304. ISSN 0024-9831

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Abstract

Depending on practical considerations and standards, different types of test specimens are used for the determination of the uniaxial compressive strength of concrete. Appropriate conversion factors, also referred to as shape factors, are needed to convert the compressive strength as determined on one type of specimen to the equivalent compressive strength of another type of specimen. As such shape factors for vibrated concrete are influenced by the composition of the concrete, questions arise concerning the factors that affect the shape factors for powder-type self-compacting concrete (SCC). This paper describes the findings of an extensive research programme performed by three laboratories on the influencing parameters of the shape factors for SCC. Concrete composition parameters such as powder content, cement/powder ratio, water/cement ratio and the type of coarse aggregates, cement, filler and plasticiser appear to have little effect on the experimentally obtained shape factors. Any possible influence on compressive strength was overshadowed by experimental scatter.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:20
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 01:39
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