Online ISSN: 2788-6867

Keywords : Additives


A Short Review on Preparation and Characterization of Iraqi Porcelanite Aggregate Concrete

Sahar I. Ahmed; Aqeel S. Al-Adili; Awham M. Hameed

Journal of Applied Sciences and Nanotechnology, 2022, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 49-58
DOI: 10.53293/jasn.2021.3565.1028

Conventional concrete is recognized for its high density, which leads to a higher cost of building foundations and columns. Recently, many efforts have been made to produce lower density concrete with acceptable and applicable mechanical properties. One option can reduce the density of the conventional concrete by using partial or total replacement of porcelanite instead of natural gravel.  Porcelanite aggregate concrete can be prepared by adding different ratios of porcelanite and several other additives to the mortar, depending on the required density of the prepared porcelanite concrete. This study aims to assess porcelanite aggregate concrete components, manufacturing methods, and features of porcelanite aggregate concrete. Furthermore, this literature review aims to appraise and provide a complete vision of the testing program, including compressive strength, density, porosity, splitting tensile strength, and water absorption of porcelanite aggregate concrete. Also, this paper focuses on studying the development and applications of the porcelanite aggregate concrete, which will be presented in detail through this study.