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    • ISSN: 1793-8198
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
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Prof. Ian McAndrew
Capitol Technology University, USA
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IJMMM 2018 Vol.6(2): 155-158 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.18178/ijmmm.2018.6.2.367

Effect of Different Aluminium Powder Content on the Behaviour of Aerated Concrete: Experimental and Finite Element Validation

Rana Shabbar, Paul Nedwell, Mohammed Al-Taee, and Zhangjian Wu
Abstract—Aerated concrete is produced by introducing gas into a concrete which has a low tensile strength. The aim of the current study is to investigate the behaviour of aerated concrete with different Al content under monotonic loads. A finite element (FE) model to produce a more sophisticated explanation of the AC behaviour in compression, is constructed. The results showed that an increase in Al content caused a decrease in the compressive strength, modulus of elasticity and density of aerated concrete. FE outputs hold a close agreement with the experimental values which can be confidently used instead of further potential experimental work.

Index Terms—Aerated concrete, aluminium powder, concrete behaviour and finite element.

The authors are with School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, M13 9PL, UK, and Rana Shabbar is also with School of Engineering, University of Kufa, Najaf, Iraq (e-mail: author@nrim.go.jp).

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Cite: Rana Shabbar, Paul Nedwell, Mohammed Al-Taee, and Zhangjian Wu, "Effect of Different Aluminium Powder Content on the Behaviour of Aerated Concrete: Experimental and Finite Element Validation," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 155-158, 2018.

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