With the wide application of pumping concrete， and the increasing of pumping height and distance， more and more attention of researchers focus on the workability of pumping concrete. Traditionally， the research method of workability of pumping concrete is mainly experiment. With the increasing of pumping height and distance，experimental method for workability of pumping concrete becomes more difficult. Combining simulation computation and experimental method to solve pumping construction problems of concrete under complicated conditions is a feasible method. Research progress about experimental method and simulation computation of workability of pumping concrete are presented， which would provide research thinking and research method for combining simulation computation and experimental method.