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Investigation of roller compacted concrete: Literature review

Gokhan Calis, Sadık Alper Yıldızel



Roller compacted concrete is a type of zero slump product produced from the same materials with conventional concrete. There are various methods for the design of RCC namely; corps of engineers’ practice, high paste method, roller compacted dam method and maximum density method. Development of RCC has led a significant shift in the construction projects primarily in dams as the traditional practise of placing, compacting and consolidation is slow. By using RCC in earth and rock filled dams made the construction process quicker and consequently shortened the duration of construction. RCC used dam projects and be completed 1-2 years earlier than the other dams as mentioned in the article of Bagheri and Ghaemian (2004). Use of RCC has substantially increased in the last decades especially for pavement applications. It has a low construction cost and can be done quickly compared to asphalt. It is widely constructed in areas/ roads carrying heavy loads in low speed. On the other hand, in recent years' utilization of RCC in urban areas such as highways and streets has also increased. It has been proved that RCC has a competitive advantage over high performance asphalt pavements in terms of high compressive strength, durability, low maintenance cost, longer service life. Like conventional concrete, fibre addition is widely preferred in RCC as well. Fibre addition has contribution to mechanical properties of RCC and sustainability.


roller compacted concrete; concrete road; roller compacted concrete applications; concrete characteristics

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