Estimating of Torsional Capacity of Self Compacting concrete Beams

Document Type : Research Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran

2 MSc Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran


This paper expresses the effects of silica fume, super plasticizer and GFRP on the torsional strength of self-compacting concrete (SCC) beams. SCC and control concrete mix designs in this study are based on 20 different mixes with the water-cement ratios of 0.35 and 0.45. For Torsion tests, beams with the dimensions of 40 × 10 × 10 cm were casted. To determine the compressive strength and Pundit tests, Cubic specimens with the dimensions of 10 × 10 × 10 cm and standard cylindrical specimens with the dimensions of 15 × 30 cm height were made and cured for 28 days before testing.  The obtained experimental results show that the effect of silica fume in w/c=0.45 was more than the other on torsional capacity was. The torsional strength of concrete beams with GFRP was increased about 43%. The error of estimating the compressive strength of concrete by pundit test was 2%. In addition, the existing equations for estimating the torsional strength of ordinary concrete can be used for Self Compacting concrete.


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