• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 44, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

Effect of Different Materials on the Strength Characteristics of Lightweight Concrete


Objectives: The present study reports the effect of various materials on the strength characteristics of lightweight concrete. Methods/findings: An evaluation has been performed to analyse the behaviour of lightweight concrete. Lightweight concrete contains cement, aggregates, and air-entraining agents. Strength characteristics of lightweight concrete are affected by the potential replacement of major ingredients through waste material and virgin raw material. Reduction in dead load with cost optimisation through lower consumption of ingredients, better thermal insulation, and better protection of the environment are major advantages of using this type of concrete. This goal is achievable through incorporation of lightweight aggregates against use of such material as fly ash, pumice stone, and geopolymers.
Keywords: Lightweight Concrete, Industrial Waste, Mechanical Properties.


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