Durability Performance of Self Compacting Concrete Incorporating Alccofine and Fly Ash

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Civil Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur, India

2 Department of Civil Engineering, Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Tirupati, India


The cost associated with the application of large volume of cement and synthetic admixtures was one of the major drawbacks of Self Compacting Concrete (SCC), which can be reduced by the use of supplementary cementitious materials (SCM). When the demand of cement reduces, the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) from cement industries will come down, which has a positive impact on global warming. The present paper reports an attempt in this direction by experimental examination on the fresh properties and durability performance of SCC by replacing cement with SCM such as fly ash (FA) and ultra-fine Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) in varying ratios. SCC mix was obtained by fixing the water-binder ratio and superplasticizer (SP) dosage with respect to total cementitious content. Along with the Fresh properties, SCC mixes incorporating both alccofine and fly ash at 10 and 25%, respectively; which gave the best fresh properties were selected to assess the durability issues. Incorporating 10% alccofine and 25% fly ash gave the best result in both fresh and durability studies in comparison with other combinations.


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