Investigation of Concrete Filling Result in a New Concrete Filled Steel Tube Structure Using Concrete Visual Model
Self-compacting concrete (SCC) is employed to construct a new CFT column-CFT beam frame structure in this research. In order to further assess filling result of SCC in the long steel tube to ensure good compaction rate, a 1/4 scale column-beam subassembly made of acrylics tube and concrete visual model, in which fresh concrete is simulated through mortar phase and coarse aggregate phase, are adopted to do the simulation experiment work. The experiment result shows that good filling result is able to be obtained inside the subassembly which indicates that the new CFT column-CFT beam frame structure is possible to be constructed in the real building.
Yi Tan and Dongying Ju
Y. Wang et al., "Investigation of Concrete Filling Result in a New Concrete Filled Steel Tube Structure Using Concrete Visual Model", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 675-677, pp. 945-948, 2011