Effect of Compaction Methods on the Properties of Roller Compacted Concrete

Abstract

Roller compacted concrete (RCC) is a technology characterized mainly use of roller for compaction. This construction method permits considerable reduction in costs and construction time of dams and roads. The main aim of this work is to investigate the influence of compaction methods on the properties of RCC. the experimental program included preparing cylindrical specimens with (diameter of 150 mm by height of 300 mm) for measuring the compressive strength, splitting tensile strength and absorption. And it also includes prism specimens with (100*100*400) mm for measuring the modulus of rupture. These specimens were compacted by using different compaction methods, dynamicly (modified proctor hammer compaction (CBR test), vibrator table, and vibrator table with CBR test) and statically (compacting pressure (compacting pressure 10 MPa, 15 MPa and 20 MPa).Results show that the compaction methods have a noticeable effect on the properties of RCC. The results also indicated that using vibrator table with CBR show an increase in the compressive strength, splitting tensile strength and modulus of rupture by 23%, 14% and 13%, respectively as compared with compacted by vibrator table only. The results also show that using compacting pressure 20 MPa show an increase in the compressive strength, splitting tensile strength and modulus of rupture by 31%, 27%, and 39%, respectively as compared with that made by compacting pressure 10 MPa.