Effect of Re-vibration Process on Axial Capacity of Short Reinforced Concrete Circular Columns


A considerable amount of research work has been performed on the effects of vibrating of fresh concrete on the reduction of shrinkage and creep, the improvement bond stress between reinforcing bar and concrete, reduction the concrete permeability and improvement of the mechanical properties of concrete (tension and compression). Series of tests on reinforced concrete circular column, cubes and cylinders were carried out to study the effect of re-vibration duration on axial strength of column, compression strength of concrete cubes, and tensile strength of cylinders. Different compressive strengths of concrete and different size of aggregate were considered in this investigation. The test results show that, the re-vibration operation improves the tensile and compressive strength of concrete. The stiffness of columns increased with increasing the re-vibration duration up to1.5 times the initial vibration duration. Size of aggregate has significant effect on the improvement properties of concrete due to re-vibration. Increase the time duration of re-vibration delay the appearance of first crack.