Vol. 2 No. 3 (2020): Volume 2, Issue 3, Year 2020
Articles

Best Mix Ratio for Concrete Printing using Localised Materials

Priyadharshini M
Department of Structural Engineering, CSI College of Engineering, Ketti, Ooty-643215, Tamil Nadu, India
Sam Chelladurai S
Department of Mechanical Engineering, CSI College of Engineering, Ketti, Ooty-643215, Tamil Nadu, India
Published May 30, 2020
Keywords
  • Contour crafting,
  • Additive manufacturing,
  • Layered Manufacturing,
  • Adhesion
How to Cite
M, P., & S, S. C. (2020). Best Mix Ratio for Concrete Printing using Localised Materials. International Research Journal of Multidisciplinary Technovation, 2(3), 22-26. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjmt2034

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Abstract

A method is proposed for assessing best mix ratio for concrete printing. The obtained mix which is indented to flow via a nozzle for building a layer upon layer construction structures.  The printing method consists of a gantry system which can be controlled with the help of a digital computer. This method is nowadays used for building structural and architectural components. Thus the traditional form work is avoided. Buildability and Extrudability are some of the important flow concrete properties That have to be considered and the relationship with Workability is evaluated. This property depends on the mix ratio and the quantity of admixtures like superplasticizer, polypropylene fibers and silica fume. Hydrated sodium silicate is also added for quick settlement which is essential for the layer by layer process.

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