Influence of artificial lightweight aggregate on mechanical properties of foamed concrete

Md Azree Othuman Mydin, Nangkula Utaberta

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The lightweight foamed concrete is a free flowing material containing only cement, water, foam and fine sand or any admixtures, if it requires in order to increase the mixture volume while rising up the quality of the lightweight concrete. This study describes the investigation on mechanical properties of lightweight foamed concrete with artificial lightweight aggregate. All the specimens used were tested at 1250 kg/m3 of concrete density. The mix design proportion used for cement, sand and water ratio was 1: 2.67: 0.50. The artificial lightweight aggregate were used as additives by volume percentage of 10 %, 13% and 17% based on specific density of artificial lightweight aggregate. Specific density of artificial lightweight aggregate is 1200 kg/m3. The experiment was setup to investigate the mechanical properties with accordance to the standard method of testing. Based on the result interpretation, the artificial lightweight aggregate has contributed 2.95 N/mm2 for the compressive strength of the lightweight foamed concrete when using 17% of artificial lightweight aggregate. While, 0.89 N/mm2 result recorded for the flexural strength of the lightweight foamed concrete incorporated with the artificial lightweight aggregate. The aggregate inclusion in flexural strength proved to have contributed more strength in lightweight foamed concrete. Since the strength was below than 15 N/mm2, therefore this study of lightweight foamed concrete with artificial lightweight aggregate can be recommended to be used as part of non-structural elements in the infrastructure such cladding, road curb, block drain and so forth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37846-37850
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Engineering Research
Volume10
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Artificial lightweight aggregate
  • Lightweight foamed concrete
  • Mechanical properties

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Influence of artificial lightweight aggregate on mechanical properties of foamed concrete. / Mydin, Md Azree Othuman; Utaberta, Nangkula.

In: International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 10, No. 17, 2015, p. 37846-37850.

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Mydin, Md Azree Othuman ; Utaberta, Nangkula. / Influence of artificial lightweight aggregate on mechanical properties of foamed concrete. In: International Journal of Applied Engineering Research. 2015 ; Vol. 10, No. 17. pp. 37846-37850.
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