Effect of boron carbide addition on the strength and physical properties of concrete

Fatin Nabilah Tajul Ariffin, Roszilah Hamid, Yusof Abdullah, Sahrim Ahmad, Yusri Helmi Muhammad

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Abstract

Concrete currently has become a conventional material in construction of nuclear reactor due to its properties such as safety, strength and economical in cost. Boron carbide (B4C) was used as additives in concrete are characterized as a good neutron absorber for nuclear reactor applications. The effect of B4C addition on physical and strength properties of concrete samples were investigated. The samples were prepared with three different weight percent (wt%) of B4C powder. The concrete slump tests of fresh concrete have been done to investigate the workability of mixtures. Free B4C mixture shows the highest workability compare to 5 and 20 wt% B4C concrete mixture. The density of 0 wt% of B4C is the lowest compared to 5 and 20 wt%. However, after 28 days curing time, the compressive strength test of 20 wt% B4C shows the highest value compare to 5 and 0 wt% B4C concrete respectively. It is obvious that up to 20 wt% B4C can be added to concrete mixture and cause significant strength increases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
Pages385-389
Number of pages5
Volume895
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event4th International Conference on Solid State Science and Technology, ICSSST 2012 - Melaka
Duration: 18 Dec 201320 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume895
ISSN (Print)10226680

Other

Other4th International Conference on Solid State Science and Technology, ICSSST 2012
CityMelaka
Period18/12/1320/12/13

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Boron carbide
Physical properties
Concretes
Concrete mixtures
Nuclear reactors
Compressive strength
Curing
Neutrons
Powders
Costs

Keywords

  • Boron carbide
  • Concrete
  • Radiation shielding
  • Strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Tajul Ariffin, F. N., Hamid, R., Abdullah, Y., Ahmad, S., & Muhammad, Y. H. (2014). Effect of boron carbide addition on the strength and physical properties of concrete. In Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 895, pp. 385-389). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 895). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.895.385

Effect of boron carbide addition on the strength and physical properties of concrete. / Tajul Ariffin, Fatin Nabilah; Hamid, Roszilah; Abdullah, Yusof; Ahmad, Sahrim; Muhammad, Yusri Helmi.

Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 895 2014. p. 385-389 (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 895).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tajul Ariffin, FN, Hamid, R, Abdullah, Y, Ahmad, S & Muhammad, YH 2014, Effect of boron carbide addition on the strength and physical properties of concrete. in Advanced Materials Research. vol. 895, Advanced Materials Research, vol. 895, pp. 385-389, 4th International Conference on Solid State Science and Technology, ICSSST 2012, Melaka, 18/12/13. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.895.385
Tajul Ariffin FN, Hamid R, Abdullah Y, Ahmad S, Muhammad YH. Effect of boron carbide addition on the strength and physical properties of concrete. In Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 895. 2014. p. 385-389. (Advanced Materials Research). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.895.385
Tajul Ariffin, Fatin Nabilah ; Hamid, Roszilah ; Abdullah, Yusof ; Ahmad, Sahrim ; Muhammad, Yusri Helmi. / Effect of boron carbide addition on the strength and physical properties of concrete. Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 895 2014. pp. 385-389 (Advanced Materials Research).
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