Volume 11 Issue 4 - October 2018

  • 1. An experimental study on gfrc by partial replacement of coarse aggregate with pumice stone and cement with fly ash

    Authors : B. Subhan Ramji, M. Sri Lakshmi

    Pages : 53-61

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.114.10

    Keywords : Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC), pumice stone, Compressive strength, split tensile strength, and flexural strength.

    Abstract :

    Now a days light weight aggregate concrete gained more importance than the normal conventional concrete due to its lesser density and high thermal conductivity. Glass fibre reinforced concrete is a composite material used to reduce the brittleness and increases ductility. Increasing utilization of light weight materials in structural applications is making pumice stone a very popular material. The addition of glass fibre to the light weight aggregate concrete gives better results than light weight concrete. In the present study coarse aggregate is replaced by pumice stone with 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20% along with optimum percentage (5%) of fly ash which is a replacement of cement. The optimum value obtained from these is considered and added with optimum percentage (1.5%) of glass fiber. The test results show that the density of light weight concrete decreases as increase in the percentage replacement by pumice stone. Compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength results shows that the pumice stone replacement with 5% is the optimum value. Addition of glass fibre to the optimum mix shows that compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength are increased by 14%, 17.5% and 19% respectively.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    B. Subhan Ramji, M. Sri Lakshmi, "An experimental study on gfrc by partial replacement of coarse aggregate with pumice stone and cement with fly ash ", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=938&j_id=4726, Volume 11 Issue 4 - October 2018, 53-61, #ijltetorg