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Although self compacting concrete (SCC) is currently used in many countries, there is a fundamental lack of the intrinsic durability of the material itself. This article presents the outcomes from a research program on principal indicators that define the durability of SCC (sorptivity, porosity and chloride ion permeability) and compares these indicators with the corresponding parameters of conventional concrete. The results show, for the first time, that there is a correlation between the various durability indicators for the specific filler additives used in the mix designs incorporated in this paper. Such a correlation may be used to assess the durability of SCC without the need to rely on time consuming artificial weathering experimental procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-325
Number of pages6
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • Chloride permeability
  • Durability indicators
  • Porosity
  • Self compacting concrete
  • Sorptivity


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