Roller compacted concrete: Literature review


  • Anwer M. Ali College of Engineering - University of Baghdad
  • Zena K. Abbas College of Engineering - University of Baghdad



concrete road, roller compacted concrete, application of roller compacted concrete


Roller compacted concrete (RCC) is a material with no slumps and is made from the same raw materials as conventional concrete. The roller compacted dam method, the high paste technique, the corps of engineers method, and the maximum density method are all ways of designing RCC. The evolution of RCC has resulted in a substantial change in construction projects, most notably in dams, because of the sluggish pace of conventional placement, consolidation, and compacting. The construction process was accelerated by incorporating RCC into dams, resulting in a shorter construction period. Research shows that the dams that used RCC had completed one to two years sooner than the dams that used regular concrete (Bagheri and Ghaemian's, 2004). The application of RCC has risen significantly during the past several decades, particularly for pavement applications. It has a lower construction cost than asphalt and may be completed fast. It is extensively used in areas/roads that transport big goods at moderate speeds. RCC is increasingly being used in metropolitan areas, particularly on roadways and streets. RCC has shown great interest in asphalt roads in terms of durability, compressive strength, prolonged service life, and lower maintenance costs. Fibre addition is frequently favored in RCC, just as in traditional concrete. Fiber inclusion contributes to the mechanical qualities of RCC as well as its long-term sustainability. Within the focus of this research, RCC is reviewed based on four factors: environmental effect, cost, fiber addition, and country-specific RCC use. This study is unusual in this sense and provides researchers with valuable information



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How to Cite

ali, anwer and Abbas, Z. K. . (2022) “Roller compacted concrete: Literature review”, Journal of Engineering, 28(6), pp. 65–83. doi: 10.31026/j.eng.2022.06.06.