2-d Simulations of Test Methods: Initial Results

Lars Nyholm Thrane

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One of the main obstacles for the further development of self-compacting concrete is to relate the fresh concrete properties to the form filling ability. Therefore, simulation of the form filling ability will provide a powerful tool in obtaining this goal. In this paper, a continuum mechanical approach is presented by showing initial results from 2-d simulations of the empirical test methods slump flow and L-box. This method assumes a homogeneous material, which is expected to correspond to particle suspensions e.g. concrete, when it remains stable. The simulations have been carried out when using both a Newton and Bingham model for characterisation of the rheological properties of the concrete. From the results, it is expected that both the slump flow and L-box can be simulated quite accurately when the model is extended to 3-d and the concrete is characterised according to the Bingham model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Nordic Mini Seminar on the Form Filling Ability of SCC
Publication date2004
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventNordic Mini Seminar on Form Filling Ability of Self-Compacting Concrete - Taastrup, Denmark
Duration: 3 Nov 20044 Nov 2004


ConferenceNordic Mini Seminar on Form Filling Ability of Self-Compacting Concrete


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