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The Properties of Foam Concrete as Lightweight Concrete

Yahya, Siti Barkeh and Zamzam, Syazwani and Shahidan, Shahiron and Saiful Bahari, Nur Amira Afiza (2018) The Properties of Foam Concrete as Lightweight Concrete. In: Concrete Technology: Research and Applications. Penerbit UTHM, UTHM, pp. 1-17.

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Foamed concrete can be classified as a lightweight concrete that can be exploited in civil engineering works. It is created by the mixture of foam agents in mortar to produce random air-voids that are mixed with the fresh concrete. This paper aims to review the properties of foam concrete because it can be used in a wide variety of application. Foamed concrete is recognized for its high flowability, low cement content, low aggregate usage and excellent thermal insulation. The foam concrete gives a prospective solution to construction industry due to its easy production process from manufacturing plants to final applications position. The challenges for foam concrete are to enhance compressive strength while maintained low density and weight of the foam concrete.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foamed concrete; durability; lightweight concrete.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2020 06:17
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 06:17
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12673
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