Proportioning of Lightweight Concrete by the Inclusions of Expanded Polystyrene Beads (EPS) and Foam Agent

Authors(4) :-Tushae P. Kharade , Kishor M. Khilare , Sameer H. Shaikh , Mokashi S. C.

This paper illustrates the performance of lightweight concrete using various amounts of expanded polystyrene beads (EPS) and different amounts of foam agent to produce lightweight concrete. The objective of this paper is to produce lightweight concrete with good workability and strength, by different mix proportion of foam agent (0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1, 1.2 kg/m3) and varying water cement ratio (w/c) depending on the flow. Besides, various proportions using different percentages of EPS in order of volume fractions are used. The flow range used in the study is 110-130%. Each mix proportion is tested for compressive strength, modulus of rupture, density and voids ratio. The results give acceptable ranges of strength for lightweight concrete produced by the inclusions of EPS beads and foam concrete. Therefore, the lightweight concrete produced in this work can be used for structural applications like multistory building frames, floors, bridges and prestressed or precast elements.

Authors and Affiliations

Tushae P. Kharade
HSBPVT's Collage of Engineering, Kashti, Savitribai Phule, Pune University, Maharashtra, India
Kishor M. Khilare
HSBPVT's Collage of Engineering, Kashti, Savitribai Phule, Pune University, Maharashtra, India
Sameer H. Shaikh
HSBPVT's Collage of Engineering, Kashti, Savitribai Phule, Pune University, Maharashtra, India
Mokashi S. C.
HSBPVT's Collage of Engineering, Kashti, Savitribai Phule, Pune University, Maharashtra, India

Expanded Polystyrene Beads (EPS); Foam agent; Foam concrete; Lightweight concrete.

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Published in : Volume 6 | Issue 3 | May-June 2019
Date of Publication : 2019-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 165-175
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET196341
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Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Tushae P. Kharade , Kishor M. Khilare , Sameer H. Shaikh , Mokashi S. C., " Proportioning of Lightweight Concrete by the Inclusions of Expanded Polystyrene Beads (EPS) and Foam Agent, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp.165-175, May-June-2019.
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