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Micromechanical analysis of self compacting concrete

Hemalatha, T and Ramaswamy, Ananth and Kishen, Chandra JM (2015) Micromechanical analysis of self compacting concrete. In: MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, 48 (11). pp. 3719-3734.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1617/s11527-014-0435-z


The micro-level properties of different self compacting concrete (SCC) mixes with and without mineral admixures are studied. The study considers SCC as a two phase material consisting of matrix and aggregate. Micro indentation technique is employed to obtain the hardness of individual phases and to compute the micro-property (modulus of elasticity). Using a self consistent homogenization procedure, the micro-property is scaled-up to obtain the macro-property which is shown to agree with the experimentally obtained macro values. It is seen that there exists a smaller interfacial transition zone at different ages of curing across all the mixes due to the presence of more fines in SCC. Also, there is no significant change in the property of the SCC having no fly ash or silica fume beyond 28 days whereas a substantial change in the micro and macro properties are seen in the SCC having fly ash and silica fume.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: SPRINGER
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the SPRINGER, VAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
Keywords: Self compacting concrete; Fly ash; Silica fume; Micro-indentation; Homogenization
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 04:50
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 04:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52759

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