Development of eco earth-moist concrete

G. Hüsken, H.J.H. Brouwers

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    This paper addresses experiments on eco earth-moist concrete (EMC) based on the ideas of a new mix design concept. Derived from packing theories, a new and performance based concept for the mix design of EMC is introduced and discussed in detail. Within the new mix design concept, the grading line of Andreasen &Andersen (1930), modified by Funk & Dinger (1994), is used for the mix proportioning of concrete mixtures. The innovative part of this approach is to consider the grading of the entire mix as an optimization problem. The formulation and solution of the optimization problem will be explained and validated by experiments on EMC. Therefore, mixes consisting of a blend of slag cement and Portland cement, gravel (4–16), granite (2–8), three types of sand (0–1, 0–2 and 0–4) and a polycarboxylic ether type superplasticizer are designed using the new mix design concept and tested on lab sale.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExcellence in concrete construction through innovation
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the International Conference on Concrete Construction, Kingston University, London, UK, 9-10 September 2008
    EditorsMukesh C. Limbachiya, Hsein Y. Kew
    Place of PublicationBoca Raton, FL
    PublisherCRC Press (Taylor & Francis)
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-203-88344-0
    ISBN (Print)978-0-415-47592-1
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2008
    EventInternational Conference on Concrete Construction 2008 - Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
    Duration: 9 Sep 200810 Sep 2008


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Concrete Construction 2008
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityKingston upon Thames


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