Report on Roller-Compacted Mass Concrete
|Publication Date:||1 July 2011|
Roller-compacted concrete (RCC) is probably the most important
development in concrete dam technology in the past quarter century.
The use of RCC has allowed many new dams to become economically
feasible due to the reduced cost realized from the rapid
construction method. It also has provided design engineers with an
opportunity to economically rehabilitate existing concrete dams
that have problems with stability and need buttressing in addition
to improving existing embankment dams with inadequate spillway
capacity by providing a means by which they can be safely
overtopped. RCC has allowed new embankment dams to optimize
spillway capacity in over-the-embankment-
This document summarizes the current state of the art for design and construction of RCC in mass concrete applications. It is intended to guide the reader through developments in RCC technology, including materials, mixture proportioning, properties, design considerations, construction, and quality control and testing. Although this report deals primarily with mass placements, RCC is also used for pavements (refer to ACI 325.10R) and for dam stability improvement and as embankment dam slope protection (United States Society on Dams 2003).