Analysis of Fly Ash Filled Foamed Epoxy Polymer Concrete for Thermal and Mechanical Properties

Concrete foaming is a well-known and commonly utilised method for achieving a desirable strength-to-weight ratio. The current project’s goal is to assess the mechanical and thermal properties of foamed polymer concrete for use in fire-resistant applications. The fire retardant qualities of a foamed epoxy concrete mix containing fly ash as a filler are tested using aluminium powder as a foaming agent. Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy was used to assess the interactions. Compression, flexural, and impact testing were used to assess the strength. The findings show a link between the weight percent of elements such as Portland cement, Fly ash, epoxy, and foaming degree. Thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning micrographs revealed a shift in the breakdown temperature, resulting in higher fire retardant behaviour.

Author(S) Details

P. S. Joshi
Consultant, VPS Consultant, B5 Sri Kunj Premises, Hanuman Road, Vile Parle, Mumbai-57, India.

Akhtar Belim
CIPET, Aurangabad, Maharashtra / Anna University, India.

Jayant Gadgil
Independent Consultant, M4/273, M.H.B Colony, Laxmi Nagar, Parvati, Pune-411009, India.

D. S. Marathe
School of Polymer Engineering, MIT-WPU, Pune-411038, India.

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