PHYSICAL BEHAVIOUR OF FOAMED CONCRETE UNDER UNI-AXIAL COMPRESSIVE LOAD: CONFINED COMPRESSIVE TEST

Ahmad Mujahid Ahmad Zaidi

Abstract


Foamed concrete now is a common material used in civil engineering work. There are increasing amount in research where foamed concrete are used primarily to resist compression force. In this research, physical behaviour of foamed concrete was investigated. Based on the past research, the compressive strength of foamed concrete typically proportioned to achieve only low compressive strength in unconfined condition. Standard compressive test were performed to obtain the compressive strength of foamed concrete. In this research, the confined condition is produced. Unconfined condition also was done, but here just focused on confined condition. The confined compressive test method consist of applying a compressive axial load to moulded cylinders at a rate which is within a prescribe range until failure occurs. The physical behaviour of foamed concrete under confined condition is the continuity of unconfined condition and will be the guidance to conduct the further research

Keywords: foamed concrete, confined compressive test, mode of failure


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