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

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

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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Kanwarjot Singh is the founder of Civil Engineering Portal, a leading civil engineering website which has been awarded as the best online publication by CIDC. He did his BE civil from Thapar University, Patiala and has been working on this website with his team of Civil Engineers.

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