A Comprehensive Literature Review on the Elastic Modulus of Rock-filled Concrete

Authors

  • Muhammad Ibrar Ihteshaam Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
  • Feng Jin Tsinghua University
Volume: 14 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 14760-14767 | June 2024 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.7126

Abstract

Rock-Filled Concrete (RFC) is formed by pouring High-performance Self-Compacting Concrete (HSCC) into gaps between pre-placed rocks (that form a strong rock skeleton) in the formwork. An in-depth analysis of RFC's elastic modulus must focus on its static and elastic modulus behavior, strength characteristics, and sustainability aspects. Mesoscopic finite element modeling effectively incorporates pre-positioned rocks, Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC), and the Interfacial Transition Zone (ITZ) to correctly predict performance. RFC is a promising alternative to traditional construction methods, offering combined advantages for masonry and concrete techniques while reducing cement usage. Studies continue to examine the creep properties of reinforced fiber composites, with promising signs of their effectiveness in reducing hydration heat and concrete shrinkage. Subaquatic conservation agents enhance environmental stewardship in wet situations. The elastic modulus of rock-filled concrete increases logarithmically, mostly influenced by the rock-fill composition. It is crucial to study the shape, size, and rock-fill ratio of rocks in RFC that impact its stability, strength, and resistance to static and dynamic loads. Irregularly shaped rocks can enhance interlocking and mechanical properties, while a well-graded mix of sizes improves compaction and uniformity. Studying these properties enables engineers to optimize design and construction for durability and performance.

Keywords:

rock-filled concrete, interfacial transition zone, elastic modulus, high-performance self-compacting concrete, dam

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M. I. Ihteshaam and F. Jin, “A Comprehensive Literature Review on the Elastic Modulus of Rock-filled Concrete”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 14760–14767, Jun. 2024.

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