Self-compacting concrete: The Greek experience

Cg Papanicolaou, D. G. Fryganakis, T. C. Triantafillou

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This article presents the current status of research, development and application of selfcompacting concrete (SCC) in Greece. Although the use of SCC in civil engineering structures is slowly but steadily gaining ground in Northem Europe, it has not yet found its way to the Greek market. It was the aim of the study presented herein to explore the efficiency of different mix designs that make use of local constituent materials and to optirnize their relative proportions in regard to construction conditions applicable in the European South. Limestone powder was chosen as the most appropriate filler and a single chemica! compound combining the actions of both a viscosity modifying agent and a superplasticizer was used. Based on a realistic cost evaluation of the proposed mix design it is concluded that SCC holds promising perspectives for the Greek concrete industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKeep Concrete Attractive - Proceedings of the fib Symposium 2005
EditorsAdorjan Borosnyoi, Gyorgy L. Balazs
PublisherPublisbing Company of Budapest University of Tecbnology and Economics
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)963420838X, 9789634208389
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 fib Symposium on Keep Concrete Attractive - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: May 23 2005May 25 2005

Publication series

NameKeep Concrete Attractive - Proceedings of the fib Symposium 2005


Other2005 fib Symposium on Keep Concrete Attractive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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