Fiber Reinforced Self-Compacting Lightweight Concrete for the Manufacture of Floating Structures

  • Danar Altalabani Department of Civil, Engineering, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Stefan Linsel Department of Civil, College of Engineering, Karlsruhe University, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Dillshad. K.H. Bzeni Department of Civil, Engineering, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Keywords: Self-compacting Lightweight Concrete SCLC; Polypropylene Fiber; Expanded Polystyrene EPS100; Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate LECA; Workability.

Abstract

In this study fiber reinforced self-compacting lightweight concrete prepared using polypropylene fiber, limestone dust, and lightweight expanded clay aggregate LECA. The workability of FRSCLC was evaluated using the slump flow test (with and without J-Ring), flow time (T500) with and V-funnel tests both immediate test and at time of 5 minutes. The compressive strength of cubic specimens measured at ages of 2, 7, and 28 days. Then a concrete block was designed and manufactured with expanded polystyrene block EPS100 as a core material. The test results showed successful floating concrete blocks produced with fiber reinforced self-compacting lightweight structural concrete

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Published
2019-08-09
How to Cite
Altalabani, D., S. Linsel, and D. K.H. Bzeni. “Fiber Reinforced Self-Compacting Lightweight Concrete for the Manufacture of Floating Structures”. ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vol. 31, no. s3, Aug. 2019, pp. 204-9, doi:10.21271/ZJPAS.31.s3.28.