Characterizations of self-consolidating concrete (SCC) from a physicalmechanical perspective with various additions
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Keywords:Addition, Self-consolidating Concrete (SCC), Absorption of Water, Compressive Strength
Self-consolidating concretes (SCC) are special concretes that have the particularity of being very fluid and have been developed over the past thirty years. They are still qualified today as "new concretes" because their use remains modest, although they have strong development potential. The specificity of SCC compared to ordinary vibrated concrete (OC) lies in the fact that it is extremely fluid and does not require vibration to be implemented. Compacting under the effect of their own weight, they can be poured in areas with a high density of reinforcement. For the formulation of self-consolidating concretes, a large volume of mineral addition is necessary so as to reduce the quantity of cement induced by the increase in the volume of paste necessary to allow the flow of the concrete. The main objective of this work was to determine the effect of different cement additions (Filler limestone (Fc), crushed dune sand (Sd), and silica fume (Fs)) by partial substitution of a certain quantity of Portland cement on the physical-mechanical properties of SCC using the capillary absorption test. The results obtained demonstrate that all self-consolidating concretes give interesting results in terms of compressive strength and water absorption.