Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2758

Full Length Research Paper

Investigation of some physical and mechanical properties of concrete produced with barite aggregate

  Yüksel Esen* and Berivan Yilmazer
    Department of Construction Education, Faculty of Technical Education, Firat University, 23119, ElaziÄŸ, Turkey.    
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 29 April 2010
  •  Published: 31 December 2010

Abstract

 


This study analyzed some physical and mechanical properties of concrete produced with barite (BaSO4) aggregate supplied from MuÅŸ province of Turkey. Unit weight (UW), water absorption (%), ultrasound pulse velocity (UPV), Schmidt hardness (SH), modulus of elasticity (ME), compressive strength (CS), tensile strength (TS) and thermal conductivity (TC) of the concrete were analyzed. For the experiments, 6 series of concrete containing 0, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50% volume of barite aggregate were prepared. To determine thermal conductivity coefficient, this ratio was increased to 100%. Experimental results for normal concrete and barite concrete were compared.

 

Key words: Concrete, barite, heavyweight concrete, thermal conductivity.