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Experimental Study Effect of Silica Fume and Hybrid Fiber on Mechanical Properties Lightweight Concrete

  • Seyed Hosein Ghasemzadeh Mousavinejad
  • Yaser Ghorbani Shemshad Sara
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Abstract

This article aims to study the effect of silica fume on mechanical features of fiber lightweight concrete (steel fibers and polypropylene) including scoria lightweight aggregates. Silica fume is replaced with 10 and 15% by weight of cement. The amounts of steel and polypropylene fibers in this study were (0.4–0.8%) and (0.2%) concrete volume, respectively, and the ratio of length to diameter was 62.5 and 60, respectively. In this study, nine different mixtures of lightweight concrete with different percentages of steel and polypropylene fibers were made and compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, flexural strength, modulus of elasticity, water absorption, and density were also tested. Results show that optimized amount of SF is 10%. Also, steel fiber compared to Polypropylene fiber has better effect on mechanical characteristics of lightweight concrete.

Keywords

Silica fume Steel and polypropylene fibers Lightweight Scoria Mechanical properties 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seyed Hosein Ghasemzadeh Mousavinejad
    • 1
  • Yaser Ghorbani Shemshad Sara
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of GuilanRashtIran
  2. 2.The Nonprofit Institute of DeylamanLahijanIran

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