Strength Behavior of Pumice Stone Lightweight Concrete Beam in Contrast with Reinforced Concrete Beam
R. Saravanakumar1, R. Veerakumar2, G. Kumar3
1R. Saravanakumar, Department of Civil Engineering, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India.
2R. Veerakumar, Department of Civil Engineering, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India.
3G. Kumar, Department of Civil Engineering, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on 11 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 18 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 297-300 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4142098319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4142.098319
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Abstract: The density of concrete less than that of nominal concrete achieved by any means is referred as Light weight concrete. Circulated air through Concrete, Light Weight Aggregate Concrete, Foamed Concrete are different types of Light weight concrete. In this research study, the density of the concrete has been reduced by replacing the coarse aggregate by the pumice stone as light weight coarse aggregate. The major advantage of this study is to reduce the risk of seismic damages of the structure by reducing the self weight of the structure. The decrease in dead load of structure because of the utilization of LWC additionally brings about reduction in the cross segment of other auxiliary individuals such as beam, column and foundation. The pumice stones have huge number of voids and have moderately higher warm protection than the ostensible aggregates. The objective of this research is to obtain light weight concrete having low unit weight and an optimum compressive strength. The Nominal concrete and the light weight concrete is prepared and the tests were led to decide the mechanical properties and compressive quality, its flexural capacity in beams
Keywords: Flexure Strength Test, Light Weight Concrete, Pumice Stone, Reinforced Concrete Beam.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering