Workability and Earthquake Resistance Behavior of Self-Compacting Concrete Frame

This paper describes how self-compacting concrete (SCC) was developed in the later part of the 1980’s and it has attracted a wide interest around the world because of its unique properties. This paper investigates the workability and earthquake resistance of SCC. Several chemical admixtures are added to the concrete to adjust its workability. The workability of fresh concrete is tested using different methods including slump cone, inversion slump cone, L-box and Orimet apparatus. Then the best SCC mixture ratio is selected for microstructural and earthquake resistance investigations. The earthquake resistance of SCC is investigated on concrete frame. Two frames with the same size are designed and but one cast with SCC and the other one with ordinary concrete. The two frames are tested under low-cyclic loading using MTS loading system. ANSYS software is used to simulate and analyze the static test. The test results give indication how the materials characteristics and constructability of SCC affect earthquake resistance behavior of the frame.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Institute (ACI)

    38800 Country Club Drive
    Farmington Hills, MI  United States  48331
  • Authors:
    • Huang, P-F
  • Publication Date: 2006-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 155-178
  • Monograph Title: Workability of SCC: Roles of Its Constituents and Measurement Techniques

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01051856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-233-10
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2007 6:32PM