Research Paper on Floating Concrete

Vikramaditya Pandey

Floating concrete is a fluid mixture of density less than water, which is suitable to build floating structures, reducing the consumption of land for buildings. This project report addresses the procedure of preparation of mix proportion of floating concrete, materials used & various test results of compressive strength at the age of 7 days & flow, for acceptance of this concrete. Also, it presents an application of this concrete for canoe construction along with a light weight but, strong reinforcement. Despite the self weight of the canoe, it can bear a certain amount of external load.

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Design of RCC Flat Slab Structure Under Earthquake Loading Using Etabs

1- Post Graduate student, Department of civil Engineering,VFSTR university , Vadlamudi.
2-Assistant Professor, Department of civil Engineering, VFSTR university, Vadlamudi.

The FLAT SLAB SYSTEM being used in majority of the constructions. It elevates more clear space in architecting the construction design in easy manner and duration of construction would be short due to the flat slabs size. Compare to the traditional concrete construction slab system is more viable due to the fact that it avoids the heavy beams, which are the big vulnerability in case of earthquakes. Objective of this paper is to investigate the behavior of flat slab system in few different use cases.

1. Flat slab structure without drop.
2. Flat slab structure with column drop.
3. Flat slab structure with shear wall.
4. Flat slab structure with column drop and shear wall together through response spectrum method by using ETABS software.

The behavior of flat slab is investigated in terms of the following factors:
1. Frequency
2. Base Shear
3. Storey level accelerations

Also most severe problem in flat slabs as follows:
1. Failure punching shears
2. Shear stresses during ground unbalance
3. Slab column connections to brittle punching shear stresses during earthquakes.

Also this paper investigates about the combinations that can produce less punching shear at slab column joint.

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Experimental Investigation On The Effect Of Bagasse Ash And Rubber Tyre Waste In Concrete

Pravesh Shukla

The utilization of industrial and agricultural waste produced by industrial process has been the focus on waste reduction research for economical, environmental and technical reasons. SCBA is a fibrous waste product of the sugar refining industry, along with ethanol vapour. Bagasse ash mainly contains aluminium ion and silica. The use of SCBA as a pozzolonic material for producing high strength concrete. OPC is partially replaced with finely SCBA. At present the disposal of waste tyre is becoming a major waste management problem in the world. In this project, the bagasse ash has been chemically and physically characterized and partially replaced in the ratio of 0%, 5%, 15% and 25% by weight of cement in concrete. The mix proportion for M30 grade concrete was derived. Rubber tyre waste has been used as coarse aggregate with replacement of conventional coarse aggregate and it is taken as constant of 10%.

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Plastic Cracking of Concrete

Shubham Sunil Malu

Cracking is one of the major issues in concrete. Since concrete has various physical and chemical properties it is prone to cracking. Its elimination is not possible totally but it can be restricted or reduced to a certain extent. Mostly, cracking goes on a microscopic scale and does not appear visibly as a fault. If the cracking goes on a macroscopic scale it can result in loss of strength, stability and durability. It can also cause decrease in sound insulation and overall efficiency besides affects aesthetics to a greater extent.

The main causes of cracking are as follows:

  • Ageing – Carbonation
  • Foundation problems
  • Weathering Actions
  • Improper or modified use of the structure
  • Poor maintenance
  • Progressive loading
  • Deficiencies in design
  • Poor quality of concrete material
  • Improper concrete mix
  • Movement of concrete arising from physical properties
  • Poor workmanship and negligence
  • Over trowelling and impermeable formwork
  • Reduced continuity of the structural member
  • Defects and errors in construction practices
  • Improper structural repairs or modification
  • Chemical attacks by Chlorides and Sulphates
  • Differential thermal stress – Heat of hydration of cement

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Concrete Mix Design With Different Mixes Of Asbestos

Osama Ahmed
Syed Nizam Uddin
Syed Jaffer Ali

In this constructed environment, the rising prizes of building construction materials are the factor of great worry. The coarse aggregates are the main ingredients used in concrete. We all want that our buildings must be strong, stable and should build with the construction material of reasonable prizes. Every construction industry totally relies on cement, aggregates whether it is coarse or fine for the production of concrete.In this research, we have replaced the coarse aggregate partially by using asbestos cement sheet waste. It is a waste material so by using asbestos cement sheet waste as a replacement we can solve the problems of price rising. Therefore, we have planned to prepared some number of cubes using asbestos cement sheet waste at various proportions like 0%, 5%, 10%,15%, 20% and 25% by weight of coarse aggregate.The properties for fresh concrete are tested for compressive strength at the age of 7, 14 and 28 days. It is found that with the increase in the percentage replacement of coarse aggregate with AC sheet waste there is increase in Compressive Strength upto 10 % replacement after that there is decrease in Compressive Strength with further replacement of coarse aggregate with AC sheet waste. It can also observed that 28 days compressive strength is increased by 3.33%, 6.41% upto 10 % replacement of coarse aggregate with AC sheet waste as compared to conventional concrete

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