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Computers and Concrete
  Volume 15, Number 6, June 2015, pages 935-950

Compressive, shear and torsional strength of beams made of self-compacting concrete
Moosa Mazloom, Amirali Saffari and Morteza Mehrvand

    The aim of this study is to provide experimental data regarding the compressive, shear and torsional strength of self-compacting concrete (SCC) used in rectangular beams, and then comparing the results with the equations presented by the CSA A23.3-04 and ACI 318-11. In fact, the gathered information in this field is quite useful for calibrating the computer models of other researchers. The other goal of this study was to investigate the effects of silica fume and superplasticizer dosages on the mechanical properties of SCC. In this research, SCC is made based on 16 different type mixing layout. Also two normal concrete(NC) or vibrating concrete are constructed to compare the results of SCC and NC. This work concentrated on concrete mixes having water/binder ratios of 0.45 and 0.35, which contained constant total binder contents of 400 kg/m3 and 500 kg/m3, respectively. The percentages of silica fume that replaced cement were 0% and 10%. The superplasticizer dosages utilized in the mixtures were 0.4%, 0.8%, 1.2% and 1.6% of the weight of cement. Beam dimensions used in this test were 30x30x120cm3. The results of this research indicated that shear and torsional strength of SCC beams to be used in computer models can be calculated utilizing the equations presented in CSA A23.3-04 and ACI 318-11.
Key Words
    self-compacting concrete; rectangular beam; shear strength; torsional strength
Moosa Mazloom and Amiali Saffari : Department of Civil Engineering, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran
Morteza Mehvand : Department of Civil Engineering, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran

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