College of Engineering and Polymer Science
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Bachelor of Science
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The objectives for this research project are to explore options for innovative and sustainable materials in lightweight concrete. Various materials including granite powder, hydrated lime, latex, and recycled glass beads will be used in the concrete testing for this project. The question the team wants to answer is how these additives affect the concrete’s mechanical properties. Weekly mix designs will be performed, and control cylinders will be compared to experimental cylinders. Compression and tensile testing will also be performed to further aid the research. The motivation for performing this research is to aid mix development for the University of Akron Concrete Canoe Team. From this study, the Concrete Canoe Team will have invaluable research that will allow them to make the best decisions regarding lightweight concrete materials.
Dr. David Roke
Dr. Anil Patnaik
Honors Faculty Advisor
Dr. Ping Yi
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Chapman, Meganne; Burns, Kathryn; and Grubb, John, "Materials of Lightweight Concrete Research" (2024). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1767.