Simplified Design and Construction Control for Roller Compacted Concrete

by Gary N. Reeves, (M.ASCE), Freese & Nichols Inc, Fort, Worth, TX, USA,
Lewis B. Yates, P.E., (M.ASCE), Freese & Nichols Inc, Fort, Worth, TX, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Roller Compacted Concrete


This paper presents a simplified approach to the design and construction quality control of roller compacted concrete (RCC) based on research of previous projects, discussions with experienced engineers and constructors, and laboratory and field test results from four recent projects. A combination of soil mechanics and concrete theory utilizing conventional laboratory equipment and field test procedures is recommended. For a given raw aggregate, the material can be treated as a processed soil from laboratory mix design through placement in the field. After field compaction, the material should be cured and tested as conventional concrete. It was found that strengths and densities of in place RCC in the field could be modeled and predicted in the laboratory using conventional methods.

Subject Headings: Roller-compacted concrete | Laboratory tests | Concrete construction | Compaction (material) | Soil treatment | Soil mixing | Construction equipment | Construction management

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