DIN 18218 PDF

Find the most up-to-date version of DIN at Engineering 1 Jan DIN Pressure of fresh concrete on vertical formwork. standard by Deutsches Institut Fur Normung E.V. (German National Standard). Download scientific diagram | Maximum lateral pressure of fresh concrete according to DIN ; setting time of concrete: 5 h from publication.

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In reality other factors, such as coarse aggregate concentration, aggregate nominal size, concrete temperature, smoothness and permeability of the formwork material, size and shape of the formwork can modify the pressure distribution.

Below this level, the pressure is considered constant, so an increasing of the depth does not more imply an increasing of the pressure. This means higher loads acting of the formworks and consequently a bigger importance must be given to its design.

However, all these methods assume that concrete pressure increases dun with depth to a maximum value and remains constant thereafter. The most significant load, especially for a tunnel shutter, is represented by the concrete pressure.

When the concrete is placed, it exerts a horizontal pressure against the surface of the formwork. Despite the notion of temporary structures, formworks require a don and specific design, due to the high loads involved.

The concrete type represents one of the principal factors to take into account for a formwork design.

This gives rise to a lower pressure acting on the layers below. The shutter must be designed properly in order to ensure that the loads are carried safely with minimum deformations.


Several studies and methods have been developed to predict the lateral pressure of the concrete. The value of the lateral concrete pressure is regulated by different standards; in idn European countries the most used is the German standard DIN When the cement and water chemically react, the concrete starts gaining a certain strength and it can carry part of the weight of the concrete above.

The crucial role played by the concrete in the formwork design

From this it is easy to understand how the concrete type and quality can impact on the dimensions of the formwork and consequently on its costs. As sin previously, the maximum lateral pressure of the concrete, according to DIN As a result of the developments in concrete technology and construction processes in the last years, the times required to complete a pour are always more and more challenging.

After a certain time indicated with tE in the Standardshowever the concrete starts djn, and consequently the lateral pressure can be neglected.

Formworks are temporary structures i. To avoid loss of time and money for the job site, formworks require the same level of Engineering required for permanent structures. However, for a matter of simplicity, all these additional parameters are neglected by the codes due to their not significate impact on the final load evaluation.

Start-up of the Karlsruhe project. The consistency class plays a crucial role in the maximum pressure definition: They are used to cast inner rings of tunnel, walls, slabs, ecc.

This is a simplified scheme; it takes into account only three variables: The formwork must withstand several loads djn as dead loads self-weight of the structurelive loads, fresh concrete pressure and in some cases wind and snow loads.

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Kern Tunneltechnik – The crucial role played by the concrete in the formwork design

The rate of placement of concrete are always higher, up to hydrostatic pressures, and the concrete more flowable than in the past. This pressure is comparable, at least in the first stage, to the pressure that the water exerts against the wall of a basin. It must be noted that, despite formworks are temporary structures, they affect the safety of the workers and the final result.

The consistency classes are based on spread values determined per DIN according to the slump-flow test. Home About Us Products. However, the concrete is fluid only at earl stage of the pour; it starts the bounding dij usually when the casting is still underway.

To prevent any risk, for the workers and for the final result, formwork should be designed for the ultimate as well for the serviceability limit states. The classes vary from the stiff F1 to the very flowable F6, up to 1828 self-consolidating concrete SCC. The mix design and the cycle of work have to be considered at early stage to ensure safely designed and cost-effective formwork systems.