Importance of rheological properties of fresh concrete - A review
  S. Girish and N. Ajay
  The workability is a critical property and there is a need to characterize the fresh concrete by its rheological properties based on material science approach to overcome the inadequacies of traditional empirical tests like slump test. The fresh property can be characterized by its flow behavior, and fluid rheology approach is the most fundamental one and describes the concrete flow by at least two parameters, namely, yield stress and plastic viscosity. Understanding and controlling these two fundamental fresh concrete properties is vital for better performance of concrete mixes in designing a more economical and complex structures and improving the construction processes. This paper emphasizes the importance of rheology of fresh concrete in the backdrop of concrete being transformed itself into advanced type, with the addition of new innovative ingredients.