Test Methods for Rheological Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete Pastes
This paper provides a general study on cement paste flow which derived from self- compacting concretes. Rheometer, Marsh cone and mini-slump cone were used to evaluate fluidity of cement pastes containing superplasticizers of different types and dosages and loss of fluidity over time. There is a superplasticizer saturation dosage beyond which no significant fluidity increase can be found. This paper evaluated the effect of these three methods using rheometer as control and the optimum superplasticizer type for the preparation of self-compacting concrete was suggested.
Xiaodong Zhang, Zhijiu Ai, Prasad Yarlagadda and Yun-Hae Kim
B. G. Ma et al., "Test Methods for Rheological Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete Pastes", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 338, pp. 396-400, 2011