In many aspects Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC, “Self-Consolidating Concrete” in North America) can be considered the concrete of the future. SCC is a family of tailored concretes with special engineered properties in the fresh state. SCC flows into the formwork and around even complicated reinforcement arrangements under its own weight. Thus, SCC is not vibrated like conventional concrete. This drastically improves the working environment during construction, the productivity, and potentially improves the homogeneity and quality of the concrete. In addition SCC provides larger architectural freedom in structural design. The present Chapter describes selected properties of SCC. The properties and use of SCC are illustrated through a few case histories and future trends are briefly described. The Chapter concludes with a list of sources of further information.
|Title of host publication||Developments in the formulation and reinforcement of concrete|
|Number of pages||284|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge, CB21 6AH, UK|
|Publisher||British Welding Research Association|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|