Investigating the effect of the amount of aggregates on the properties of self-compacting concrete

Document Type : Research Article


1 Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran

2 Expert in Civil Laboratory and Concrete Research Center of Khatam Al-Anbia University of Technology, Behbahan

3 Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Natural Resources, Khatam Al-Anbia University of Technology, Behbahan


Although about four decades have passed since the development of self-compacting concrete (SCC), its replacement with ordinary concrete, there are still problems in quality control and construction in large dimensions. These problems are partly due to the lack of complete understanding of the properties of SCC and partly due to the extreme sensitivity of the performance of this type of concrete to changes in the design parameters, climate, physical and chemical characteristics of the components of the mix design, the need for expert workers, the lack of design suitable and safe mixtures are contractors' reluctance and maintainability. In this research, To investigate the effect of the number of stone materials To achieve the optimal mixture design, the first step is to prove that concrete can be made with local materials of Behbahan, located in Khuzestan province, in the laboratory and then in a site. This stage was done by making 28 mixes in a trial and error manner on all concrete components to keep them stable, concrete tests in fresh and hardened conditions were carried out according to the standards of "Federation of European National Unions of Concrete Representatives" and "Japan". Finally, after reaching a reference mix design, new mixes were made by changing the amount of fine aggregates from 30% to 70% with a rate of 5% increase. Based on the results and statistical analysis, the optimal mix design is determined and introduced as a design with 65% fine aggregates compared to the total aggregates.


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