Relationship between Compressive, Split Tensile, Flexural Strength of Self Compacted Concrete

Sekhar, T. Seshadri; Rao, P. Srinivasa
July 2008
International Journal of Mechanics & Solids;2008, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p157
Academic Journal
Concrete is a mostly used construction material in the world. As the use of Concrete becomes more widespread the specifications of Concrete like Durability, Quality, Compactness and Optimization of Concrete becomes more important. Self Compacting Concrete (SCC) is a very fluid Concrete and a homogeneous mixture that solves most of the problems related to ordinary Concrete. Besides, SCC gets compacted under its own weight and there is no need for an internal vibrator for the body of the mould. This specification helps the execution of construction components under high compression of reinforcement. The elimination of vibration for compacting concrete during placing through the use of Self Compacting Concrete leads to substantial advantages related to better homogeneity, enhancement of working environment and improvement in the productivity by increasing the speed of construction The resulting concrete is characterized in the fresh state by methods used for Self Compacted Concrete, such as slump-flow, V-funnel and L- box tests respectively. This paper concentrates mainly on studying the properties like Compressive Strength, Split Tensile Strength and Flexural Strength of SCC mix proportions ranging from M30 to M65 Grades of Concrete. An attempt also has been made to obtain a relationship between the splitting tensile strength, Flexural Strength and Compressive strength by the test results.


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