Floating concrete is a special type of innovative concrete whose density is less than 1000 kg/m³. Because of its low density and moderate range of compressive strength, it can be used in non-structural applications as of now. An attempt has been made in this study to develop a Floating concrete based on trials with an emphasis on overall density. Also, attempt has been made to obtain Floating concrete with considerable compressive strength. The primary aim of the project is to develop floating concrete and to achieve this, different mix proportions were adopted based on absolute volume concept. The successfully developed floating concrete was accomplished in different phases. The cement was used in combination with fly ash was in the range of 200-425 kg/m³. In this study, floating concrete was successfully developed for different densities using the ingredients whose specific gravity is less than that in the conventional concrete. Study reveals pumice and Thermocol beads could be successfully used as an alternative to coarse aggregate which in turn results in lower density when compared to conventional material used in concrete.
Cement, Fine aggregate, Thermocol, Coarse aggregate
KHAMKAR UDAYKUMAR B , BIRADAR RAJKUMAR K , DIVTE SHUBHAM N , YADAV NEHA K , SHINDE PRATIBHA D "STUDY ON FLOATING CONCRETE BY USING LIGHT WEIGHT MATERIALS" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 9 2020 Page 105-108
KHAMKAR UDAYKUMAR B , BIRADAR RAJKUMAR K , DIVTE SHUBHAM N , YADAV NEHA K , SHINDE PRATIBHA D "STUDY ON FLOATING CONCRETE BY USING LIGHT WEIGHT MATERIALS" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(9)