Effect of mixing on properties of SCC

Mette Rica Geiker, John Peter Ekstrand, Rune Hansen

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The method of mixing may affect the degree of agglomeration of particles in cement-based materials and thus the properties of the materials in their fresh, hardening, and hardened state. The larger the external force applied during mixing, the larger surface forces can be overcome and the smaller agglomerates will remain. The paper focuses on the effect of mixing schedule on self-compacting concrete properties. Workability and micro structure of a typical Danish self-compacting concrete mixed at varying intensity and with addition of superplasticizer in either one or two batches are described. The observations indicate that the most homogeneous concrete does not necessarily exhibit the lowest rheological properties.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelf-Compacting Concrete SCC 2007 : Proceedings of the Fifth International RILEM Symposium
Number of pages1055
Place of PublicationFrance
PublisherRILEM Publishing S.A.R.L.
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)978-2-35158-050-9
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event5th International Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 3 Sep 20075 Sep 2007
Conference number: 5


Conference5th International Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete
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Invited paper


  • Particle suspensions, cement, rheology, dispersion, coagulation, mixing procedure.

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Geiker, M. R., Ekstrand, J. P., & Hansen, R. (2007). Effect of mixing on properties of SCC. In Self-Compacting Concrete SCC 2007: Proceedings of the Fifth International RILEM Symposium (1 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 231-238). RILEM Publishing S.A.R.L..