Evaluation of Mechanical Properties on Light Weight Concrete by using Silica Fume with M-Sand

Evaluation of Mechanical Properties on Light Weight Concrete by using Silica Fume with M-Sand

V.M. Gnanasundar, T.S. Palanisamy, M. Refak Afrith and B. Pradeepkumar

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Abstract. Light weight Concrete (LWC) is that the building material employed in the development of building utilization the most recent technology to cut back the self-weight of building. Silica fume is added for achieve strength. Silica fume is added in the percentage of 0%, 10%, 15% and 20%. Light weight Concrete prepared by exploitation light weight combinations (pumice stone) or volcanic stone or silicon oxide. Admixture metal powder as associate in nursing air-entraining agent to the conventional combine concrete. Light weight concrete is restricted to sure functions compared to traditional concrete. However, the introduction of light weight concrete offers additional different to the development business, that presently focuses on natural resources. Light weight concrete plays a distinguished role in reducing the density and to extend the thermal insulation. The density of light weight concrete varies from 1440 to 1840kg/m3. By exploitation the sunshine weight concrete it minimizes the earthquake or any environment impact. Generally, light weight concrete has wonderful thermal and sound insulating properties, an honest hearth rating, non-combustible and offers price savings through construction speed and simple handling. Then light weight concrete is great for rooftop deck fixes, support profiles, raised floor chunks, and floor deck overlays. Light weight concrete has a lower temperature move rate than typical weight concrete, bringing about better protection. The principal advantage of lightweight cement is that it is incredibly fast and comparatively easy in construction. Light weight combination particle strength varies with kind and strength. In some cases, compressive strength may be exaggerated by commutation a part of the fine light weight combination with smart quality natural sand.

Light Wight Concrete, Density, Silica Fume, M-Sand, Roof

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Citation: V.M. Gnanasundar, T.S. Palanisamy, M. Refak Afrith and B. Pradeepkumar, Evaluation of Mechanical Properties on Light Weight Concrete by using Silica Fume with M-Sand, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 23, pp 68-75, 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644901953-9

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