Foam concrete also known as light weight concrete, low density concrete is special type of concrete having low density varies from 400 kg/m3 to 1000 kg/m3. The density is usually reduced by substituting stable foam with aggregate.
Excessive research is carried out in this field to improve performance of foam concrete. Main concerns are its poor strength and poor compatibility of the mix. These concerns limit use of foam concrete in high performance concrete.
One of the major advantages of this type of concrete is reduced dead load of the overall structure. It is extensively used in LGS construction where structure is built up using light gauge steel and partition walls are filled up with light weight concrete which considerably lowers the dead load of the structure and makes it economical and environment friendly.
Applications Of Foam Concrete
- Insulating lightweight concrete production.
- Heat-insulated light brick, brick, block brick, wall panel production.
- Heat and sound insulation of leveling concrete.
- Behind-the-glass fiber reinforced concrete, heat insulation filling of concrete.Cement and plaster-based light plate production.
- Heat-insulated light and ceramic tile production.
- Under the soil filling with concrete for heat insulating.
- Under the soil water drainage purposes porous filling of concrete.
- Under the bridge to prevent icing.Tunnel and shaft filling purposes, lightweight concrete production.E.P.S. polystyrene, produced in the heat insulating lightweight concrete production.
- Perlite plaster and Perlite lightweight concrete production.
- Prefabricated buildings in the filling of concrete.
Applications courtesy: Foam-Concrete