Analytical exploration of self-consolidating concrete (SCC) mix proportions via the Taguchi method

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Mohd babar khan

Harsh Rathore

  1. Student Department of Civil Engineering, Sanjeev Agarwal Global Educational University, Bhopa Madhya Pradesh India
  2. Assistant Professor Sanjeev Agarwal Global Educational University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh India


To address the challenge of limited space within structural elements containing densely packed reinforcement, Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) was developed. This study focuses on optimizing the experimentation process using Design of Experiments (DoE). Taguchi’s standard L(3) orthogonal array (OA) was utilized, consisting of four factors with three levels each, resulting in nine trial mixes. The factors examined include water-powder ratio, cementitious material content, superplasticizer dosage, and steel fiber content. The aim is to maximize both compressive and tensile strength of the SCC. The results indicate that specific proportions of the constituent materials lead to enhanced compressive and split tensile strength. Notably, steel fibers and fly ash content significantly contribute to strength improvement, while the dosage of superplasticizer plays a crucial role in influencing the fresh concrete characteristics of SCC.

Keywords: Self Compacting Concrete (SCC), Design Of Experiment (Doe), Super Plasticizer, Fly Ash, High Range Water Reducers, Compressive Strength, Split Tensile Strength And Steel Fibre.

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Received April 3, 2024
Accepted March 9, 2021
Published April 10, 2024