Due to the large deformation at the flowing process of SCC, an enhanced Lagrangian particle-based method, Smoothed Particles Hydrodynamics (SPH) method, though first developed to study astrophysics problems, with its exceptional advantages in solving problems involving fragmentation, coalescence, and violent free surface deformation, is developed in this study to simulate the flow of SCC as a non-Newtonian fluid to achieve stable results with satisfactory convergence properties.Navier-Stokes equations and incompressible mass conservation equations are solved as basics.The spread (slump flow) of SCC typically ranges from 18 to 32 inches (455 to 810 mm) depending on the requirements for the project.
The capability and results obtained from this method are discussed. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.The industry has embraced self-compacting concrete (SCC) to overcome deficiencies related to consolidation, improve productivity, and enhance safety and quality.Industrialization of construction is the main trend in scientific and technical progress in construction, including the extensive use of prefabricated factory-finished elements and the conversion of production into a mechanized and continuously flowing process of assembly and installation of buildings and structures made of prefabricated assemblies and elements.
It will lead to higher-quality materials and more cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency for infrastructure construction.
Cross rheological model is used to simulate the shear stress and strain relationship of SCC.