The Asian Review of Civil Engineering (TARCE)
Flexural Behaviour of Self Compacting and Self Curing Concrete BeamsAuthor : B. Vidivelli, T. Kathiravan and T. Gobi
Volume 2 No.2 July-December 2013 pp 1-9
The objective of this study is comparing the flexure behaviour of self compacting concrete beams. This research is proposed to replace the constituent materials by mineral Admixtures and adding chemical admixtures. Also it is proposed to use self curing compound instead of conventional water curing. Many researchers studied about the self compacting concrete only and not for self compacting and self curing concrete, but this study proposed a methodology for self compacting and curing concrete beams. Mechanical properties such as compressive strength, split tensile strength, modulus of concrete have been found out and compared with controlled beams, self compacting concrete beams, self curing concrete beams and admixture beams. Beams in size of 125mm×250mm×1000mm were cast and tested to analyze the behaviour. The ANN modelling has compared the flexural behaviour of beams at various stages such as yield load, ultimate load and deflection.
ANN, Fly Ash, Self Compacting Concrete, Self Curing Concrete