Investigation of the effect on the physical and mechanical properties of the dosage of additive in self-consolidating concrete

Esen Y., Orhan E.

KSCE JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, vol.20, no.7, pp.2849-2858, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12205-016-0258-2
  • Page Numbers: pp.2849-2858
  • Keywords: self-consolidating concrete, superplasticizer, silica fume, COMPACTING CONCRETE, COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH, MINERAL ADMIXTURES, CEMENT, FIBER, SCC


The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of superplasticizer and mineral admixture contents on the properties of Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC). Silica fume was used as a mineral admixture and polycarboxylate based third generation superplasticizer was used as a chemical admixture. In order to determine the optimum admixture dosages; trial mixes were prepared with varying admixture dosages. Nine concrete mixtures with different admixture dosages were prepared from trial mixes. Hardened concrete properties and self-compactability criteria of these series were determined and test results were compared between these SCC mixtures. It was observed that 10S1.3A (10% Silica Fume, 1.3% Superplasticizer) and 10S1.5A (10% Silica Fume, 1.5% Superplasticizer) mixtures show the best performance with regard to fresh and hardened concrete properties.