Certain concrete pours have areas where the congestion of reinforcing bars make placement of concrete almost impossible. Using conventional placing and vibration techniques, the resulting concrete can have considerable honeycombing due to the development of voids. Self-placing concrete is a possible solution to the problem. Also known as self-compactable concrete, self-consolidating concrete, flowable concrete, and non-vibration concrete. These concretes eliminate the need for vibration in a placement process where the reinforcement makes proper vibration difficult or impossible.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Composite Materials & Technologies
self-placing concrete, construction material, self-compactable concrete
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Self-Placing Concrete" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 43.