Investigation on Mechanical Properties of High Strength Light Weight Concrete with Exfoliated Vermiculite and Glass Fiber
The concrete type known as high-strength concrete (HSC) has a high level of strength. HSC provides increased strength by the utilization of superplasticizers and silica fume. HSC is found to be very difficult to handle because of its high density. The density of HSC could be lowered with the use of lightweight aggregates. High Strength Light Weight Concrete (HSLWC) includes the behavior of both high-strength concrete and lightweight concrete. The lightweight aggregate used for HSLWC is Exfoliated Vermiculite (EV). It is a byproduct obtained from hydrous phyllosilicate minerals by heating. This provides various applications in the construction industry. This is an environmentally friendly material. Glass fibres will work as a strengthening element in concrete to make it strong and lightweight. The inclusion of glass fibers in HSLWC can raise its mechanical properties. Exfoliated vermiculite and glass fibres are integrated in this study to examine the mechanical characteristics of High Strength Lightweight Concrete (HSLWC).
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