Should large diameter or small-diameter vibrators be used in compacting concrete?

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There is a general rule regarding the size of vibrators in compacting concrete. The diameter of the vibrator should be a quarter of the wall thickness of the concrete being cast. In general, large-diameter internal vibrators have higher amplitude with lower frequency while small-diameter internal vibrators have lower amplitude with higher frequency.

In particular, small-diameter internal vibrators with high frequency are normally used in compacting high slump concrete.

This question is taken from book named – A Self Learning Manual – Mastering Different Fields of Civil Engineering Works (VC-Q-A-Method) by Vincent T. H. CHU.


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