Lightweight Concrete Produced Using a Two-Stage Casting Process
AbstractThe type of lightweight aggregate and its volume fraction in a mix determine the density of lightweight concrete. Minimizing the density obviously requires a higher volume fraction, but this usually causes aggregates segregation in a conventional mixing process. This paper proposes a two-stage casting process to produce a lightweight concrete. This process involves placing lightweight aggregates in a frame and then filling in the remaining interstitial voids with cementitious grout. The casting process results in the lowest density of lightweight concrete, which consequently has low compressive strength. The irregularly shaped aggregates compensate for the weak point in terms of strength while the round-shape aggregates provide a strength of 20 MPa. Therefore, the proposed casting process can be applied for manufacturing non-structural elements and structural composites requiring a very low density and a strength of at most 20 MPa. View Full-Text
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Yoon, J.Y.; Kim, J.H.; Hwang, Y.Y.; Shin, D.K. Lightweight Concrete Produced Using a Two-Stage Casting Process. Materials 2015, 8, 1384-1397.
Yoon JY, Kim JH, Hwang YY, Shin DK. Lightweight Concrete Produced Using a Two-Stage Casting Process. Materials. 2015; 8(4):1384-1397.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yoon, Jin Y.; Kim, Jae H.; Hwang, Yoon Y.; Shin, Dong K. 2015. "Lightweight Concrete Produced Using a Two-Stage Casting Process." Materials 8, no. 4: 1384-1397.