Waste of granite dust utilization in ultra-light weight concrete

Evaldas Serelis, Vitoldas Vaitkevicius, Zymantas Rudzionis, Vidas Kersevicius
2018 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering  
In the article possibility to utilize granite dust in production of ultra-light weight concrete (≤800 kg/m3) is researched. Granite dust is a by-product of crushed granite, has very fine particles and high surface area. Due to very fine particles and high surface area, applicability of granite dust in concrete is limited. Mainly because granite dust increases W/C ratios and thus mechanical and durability properties tends to decrease. Ultra-light weight concrete, usually has very high W/C
more » ... ery high W/C ratios, therefore in this type of concrete utilization of granite dust has favourable opportunity. In the research ultra-light weight concrete based on aluminium powder was created. Main mechanical and microstructure properties were researched and thermal conductivity coefficient was calculated. During experiment ultra-light weight concrete with 700 kg/m3 and up to 3.33 MPa was created. According to the experiment results, waste of granite dust can be properly utilised in production of ultra-light weight concrete blocks suited for one or two storages individual houses.
doi:10.1088/1757-899x/442/1/012004 fatcat:jodlff3zqrbydndzm6a7m4jzxy