College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2024-01-17 07:06:48


Civil Engineering

Honors Course

CIVE 497

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2024


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.

Research Sponsor

Dr. David Roke

First Reader

Dr. Anil Patnaik

Second Reader

Kane Schonauer

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Ping Yi

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