Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is a highly flowable concrete that can spread through and around dense reinforcing under its own weight to adequately fill voids without segregation or excessive bleeding and without the need for significant vibration.In the decorative concrete arena it has been used to produce castings with a high surface quality, often with few or no pinholes.

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It is the most commonly used test, and gives a good assessment of filling ability.

It gives no indication of the ability of the concrete to pass between reinforcement without booking, but may give some indication of resistance to segregation.

Imagine a concrete mix design that would fill an ICF perfectly—no voids, no honeycombing, perfect encapsulation of rebar—without using any type of vibration. “Self-consolidating concrete, also known as self-compacting concrete and SCC, is a highly flowable, non-segregating concrete that spreads into place, fills formwork, and encapsulates even the most congested reinforcement, all without any mechanical vibration,” explains the website of the National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA).

Mark Bury, at BASF Admixtures, says SCC “flows like chocolate milk.” And SCC delivers this performance while matching the strength and durability of traditional mix designs.

It can be argued that the completely free flow, unrestrained by any foundries, is not representative of what happens in concrete construction, but the test can be profitably be used to assess the consistency of supply of supply of ready-mixed concrete to a site from load to load. 1: Accessories for Flow cone Flow table Slump test Fig.

2 Slump flow test and T50cm test Procedure: About 6 liter of concrete is needed to perform the test, sampled normally.

Simply put, SCC saves labor, increases quality and shortens construction time.

Although its use is not widespread in North America, it is already common in Europe and other parts of the world.

As a result, pouring SCC is also much less labor-intensive compared to standard concrete mixes.