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Experimental Study on Lightweight Concrete with Styrofoam as a Replacement for Coarse Aggregate

6 pagesPublished: July 22, 2017

Abstract

With the rapid growth in building construction and urbanisation, buildings are getting taller and bigger than ever. In India majority of structures are constructed with the help of concrete resulting into very heavy structures. Heavy loads are one of the limitations for construction of tall buildings. If somehow structures are made lighter, cost of the foundation can also be lowered down. Conventional concrete is one of the main reason in increasing the weight of the buildings. Light weight concrete can be very much effective in reducing the overall weight of the building. In conventional concrete, larger volume comprises of coarse aggregates. In this study, attempt has been made to replace conventional coarse aggregates with Styrofoam which is a very light weight foam. Concrete with different aggregate replacement percentage was tested. The results show very encouraging results for the compressive strength and density.

Keyphrases: coarse aggregates, compressive strength, lightweight concrete, Styrofoam

In: C. D. Modhera, G. J. Joshi, D.P Soni, Indrajit N. Patel, A. K. Verma, L. B. Zala, S. D. Dhiman, D. R. Bhatt, Jagdish M. Rathod, Bhargav C. Goradiya, Mehfuza S. Holia and Dharita K. Patel (editors). ICRISET2017. International Conference on Research and Innovations in Science, Engineering and Technology. Selected Papers in Civil Engineering, vol 1, pages 103--108

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BibTeX entry
@inproceedings{ICRISET2017:Experimental_Study_on_Lightweight,
  author    = {Divya Patel and Uresh Kachhadia and Mehul Shah and Rahul Shah},
  title     = {Experimental Study on Lightweight Concrete with Styrofoam as a Replacement for Coarse Aggregate},
  booktitle = {ICRISET2017. International Conference on Research and Innovations in  Science, Engineering and Technology. Selected Papers in Civil Engineering},
  editor    = {C. D. Modhera and G. J. Joshi and D.P Soni and Indrajit N. Patel and A. K. Verma and L. B. Zala and S. D. Dhiman and D. R. Bhatt and Jagdish M. Rathod and Bhargav C. Goradiya and Mehfuza S. Holia and Dharita K. Patel},
  series    = {Kalpa Publications in Civil Engineering},
  volume    = {1},
  pages     = {103--108},
  year      = {2017},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair, http://www.easychair.org},
  issn      = {2515-1789},
  url       = {https://easychair.org/publications/paper/8v1J},
  doi       = {10.29007/fdhp}}
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