Resources on Self-Consolidating Concrete--Applications for Slip-Form Paving
The overall objective of this project is to develop a new type of self-consolidating concrete (SCC) for slip-form paving to produce more workable concrete and smoother pavements, better consolidation of the plastic concrete, and higher rates of production.
Phase 1 demonstrated the feasibility of designing a new type of SF SCC that can not only self-consolidate, but also have sufficient green strength.
Phase 2 will focus on developing a SF SCC mix design in the lab and a performing a trial of the SF SCC in the field. Phase 3 will include field study, performance monitoring, and technology transfer.
November 2005, Self-Consolidating Concrete--Applications for Slip-Form Paving, Phase 1 (9 mb *pdf)
Tech transfer summary
Slip-form paving SCC trial in the field (August 2006):
- SCC mixing prior to first field placement video (8.4 mb Windows Media file)
- Video of first field paving of SCC using slip-form paver (10.7 mb Windows Media file)
SCC paving mixture tested using mini-paver in the lab (May 2005):
- Paving a test section in the lab with the mini-paver video (12.6 mb Windows Media file)
Research in progress
For more information
For more information about self-consolidating concrete, contact Kejin Wang, 515-294-4928, firstname.lastname@example.org.