Lightweight aggregates coated with colemanite

Alper Bideci*, Özlem Salli Bideci, Sabit Oymael, Ali Haydar Gültekin, Hasan Yildirim

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Technological advancements in the field of building materials are achieved day by day. In this study, a new lightweight concrete aggregate is produced by mixing certain rates of colemanite (0%, 7.5%, 12.5%, 17.5%), cement and coating the surface of pumice aggregate with this mixture. Thin aggregate sections are analyzed with specific gravity, unit weight, water absorption, impact, and crushing experiments. In this way, the production of cement and cement+colemanite coated lightweight concrete aggregates is investigated and an opinion on the likely behavior of these concrete types is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-455
Number of pages5
JournalComputers and Concrete
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

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  • Aggregates/recycled aggregates; cement; construction materials; strengthening; admixtures


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