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Study of polystyrene beads in concrete

Salman, Hussein (2015). Study of polystyrene beads in concrete. Bachelor of Engineering (4th Year Project) Thesis, Charles Darwin University.

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Author Salman, Hussein
Title Study of polystyrene beads in concrete
Institution Charles Darwin University
Publication Date 2015
Thesis Type Bachelor of Engineering (4th Year Project)
Supervisor Prathapan, Sabaratnam
Kannoorpatti, Krishnan
Total Pages 47
Abstract Concrete is a development material broadly utilized as a part of substantial amounts all over has a requirement for infrastructure such as architectural structures, foundation, brick/block walls, pavements, bridges, parking structures, dams, pools and pipes etc. concrete compound material from aggregate , cement and water. However, the manufacturing process of raw material utilised in concrete cause envirmental influences, significantly consumes energy and natural resources.

Aggregate usually accounts the majority of the entire volume of concrete around 70 to 80%, but cement and water accounts 20 to 30%. Replacing any of these materials by industrial waste material has a positive impact on the environment and reduces the intensive use of energy and natural resources.

There are a lot of manufacturing wastes that can be utilized in concrete. Therefore, here an effort will be done to fractional substitution of Coarse Aggregates by Polystyrene Beads.

The research identified the benefits and potential risks of using this material with a view to recommending its use in the engineering environment and studied the properties, such as the compressive strength and tensile strengths of polystyrene concrete and compares that with the normal concrete.
Keyword ordinary concrete
polystyrene concrete
environmental influences
consumes energy
natural resource
tensile and compression strength
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