Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A D. Falliano and  D. De Domenico and  G. Ricciardi and  E. Gugliandolo
%D 2018 
%J  International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 135, 2018
%T Mechanical Characterization of Extrudable Foamed Concrete: An Experimental Study
%U http://waset.org/publications/10008710
%V 135
%X This paper is focused on the mechanical characterization of foamed concrete specimens with protein-based foaming agent. Unlike classic foamed concrete, a peculiar property of the analyzed foamed concrete is the extrudability, which is achieved via a specific additive in the concrete mix that significantly improves the cohesion and viscosity of the fresh cementitious paste. A broad experimental campaign was conducted to evaluate the compressive strength and the indirect tensile strength of the specimens. The study has comprised three different cement types, two water/cement ratios, three curing conditions and three target dry densities. The variability of the strength values upon the above mentioned factors is discussed.
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