International Journal of Engineering Research in Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IJERMCE)

Monthly Journal for Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Volume1,May 2016,

Topic : Light Weight Floating Concrete for Low Structural Applications

Authors:Dr. A.S. Kanagalakshmi || R.Anusuya,B.Bharathi,T.Divya,M.Jothi Priya

Abstract:This paper deals with the development of lightweight concrete. This also shows the importance of water/cement ratio as in first type of concrete it produce lightweight structural concrete with the unit weight varying from 1200 to 2000 kg/m³.. The isomer of all the phenyl groups on same side called polystyrene. Now a day’s number of researches have been done on lightweight concrete but in this research we have tried to make a concrete having possible lesser density and higher compressive strength. We have taken the following proportions , 30 % CM and 70 % EPS 40 % CM and 60 % EPS 50 % CM and 50 % EPS The size of the mould we adopted is 15 X 15 X 15 cm . hence the volume of the cube is 3.375 cm^3 . The plasticizer we used is sulphonate naphthalene formaldehyde. The plasticizer amount is 1.5% on volume of the cement mortar . The main aim of our project is to make a less air voids and densed concrete ..

Keywords: Floating concrete,EPS(Expanded Polystyrene), Density, Compressive strength, less air voids, densed concrete.

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DOI: 01.1617/vol1iss1pid001152

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Texas A & M University, USA.

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