Mix design of light-weight self-compacting concrete

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Case Studies in Construction Materials, 2016, 4 pp. 1 - 14
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© 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd. In recent decades, the utilization of mineral and chemical admixtures in concrete technology has led to changes in the formulation and mix design which has, in turn, made the concrete stronger and more durable. Light weight concrete (LWC) is an excellent solution in terms of decreasing the dead load of the structure, while self-compacting concrete (SCC) eases the pouring and removes construction problems. Combining the advantages of LWC and SCC is a new field of research. Considering its light weight of structure and ease of placement, Light-weight self-compacting concrete (LWSCC) may be the answer to the increasing construction requirements of slender and more heavily reinforced structural elements. Twenty one laboratory experimental investigations on the mix proportion, density and mechanical properties of LWSCC have been published in the last 12 years and these are analyzed in this study. The collected information is used to investigate the mix proportions including the chemical and mineral admixtures, light weight and normal weight aggregates, fillers, cement and water. Analyzed results are presented in terms of statistical expressions. It is very helpful for future research to choose the proper components with different ratios and curing conditions to attain the desired concrete grade according to the planned application.
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