Material and Structural Investigation into a Novel Material

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    Abstract

    Extensive research work has been carried out in the last 50 years or so with the aim of producing more efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly materials. In the construction industry, this was driven by the growing need for a better and effective way of reducing structural weight and cost. As far as concrete is concerned, which remains one of the most widely used materials in the world, reducing cost in the production of concrete products has lead to greater innovation in the use of lightweight concrete such as foam concrete. The latter is known to be in use for about thirty to forty years, but its low quality characteristics has in no small measure hinder its wide industrial application. This paper presents a novel material called GEM-Tech, which early results from laboratory compressing testing of samples suggests that it has formidable material, structural and environmental characteristics, and the potential to result in lightweight elements and huge savings in the construction of structures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages568-578
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event4th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management - Bali, Indonesia, Bali, Indonesia
    Duration: 7 Jan 20149 Jan 2014

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
    Abbreviated titleIEOM 2014
    CountryIndonesia
    CityBali
    Period7/01/149/01/14

    Bibliographical note

    The full text is available from: http://ieomsociety.org/ieom2014/pdfs/122.pdf

    Keywords

    • Investigating
    • material
    • structural
    • lightweight
    • Aer-Tech material

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    Saidani, M., Shibani, A., & George, S. (2014). Material and Structural Investigation into a Novel Material. 568-578. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Bali, Indonesia.