International Conference on Advances In Engineering And Technology - ICAET 2014
Author(s) : ANSHUMAN DOGRA , RICHA BHARDWAJ
Self-compacting concrete (SCC) is a flowing concrete mixture that is able to consolidate under its own weight. Such concrete can be used for casting heavily reinforced sections at places where there can be no access to vibrators for compaction and in complex shapes of formwork which may otherwise be impossible to cast, giving a far superior surface than conventional concrete. Various approaches for designing the mix composition of SCC have been published worldwide, however each has its own suitability and limitations. Earlier methods e.g. Ojawa, LCPC, Hwang etc. are more or less specific to certain conditions and materials. In this study, a new generalized method for Mix Design Of SCC, suitable for Indian construction conditions, is proposed and a QT Creator Based Software is developed on the basis of generalized formulated equations. QT Creator is a cross-platform C++ integrated development environment, which is used to make a user interface software for SCC mix design. The proposed method is applicable to wider range of SCC applications in Indian construction conditions and is verified by comparing with real time SCC mix designs used in various construction projects in India.