The IUP Journal of Structural Engineering
Foamed Concrete with GGBS, Fly Ash, Polypropylene and Recron3s Fibers: An Experimental Study

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Pub. Date : Apr, 2020
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Structural Engineering
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJSE20420
Author Name : Suhas H B, Nikhil A Jambhale, K B Prakash
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Subject/Domain : Science and Technology
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No. of Pages : 22



The paper presents foamed concrete with a density of 1000 kg/m3 by replacing fine aggregate of 50% fly ash and 50% GGBS with addition of different percentages of polypropylene and recron3s fibers (0%, 0.1%, 0.2%, 0.3%, 0.4% and 0.5%). Also, the physical and mechanical properties of foam concrete are studied. The results indicate that fibers gave the optimum result by a certain percentage of fiber dosage by increasing compressive strength, flexural strength and split tensile strength. The water absorption properties are also measured. The foam concrete also tested the bonding properties of fiber, foam and cementation materials. The total number of specimens included 24 beam, 24 cylinder and 24 cubes. They kept curing for 28 days. To check the bonding of material, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS) tests were conducted.


Concrete has relatively existed for a long time creating construction products, and it is utilized broadly for the development of different structures. The consistency of concrete has brought about the design of several forms of concrete. Each company has their specific demand of concrete at different physical characteristics. Nowadays, foamed concrete is very popularly used. It is also called cellular and lightweight concrete.


Foamed concrete, Fly ash, GGBS, Density, Water absorption fiber reinforcement, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS)

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