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Experimental Study of Translucent Concrete


Ms. Komal Vasantrao Bhandakkar , BDCE, Sevagram, wardha; Dr. S. G. Makarande , Professor, Civil Dept, BDCE, Sevagram; Prof. R. S. Kedar, Professor, Civil Dept, BDCE, Sevagram


Translucent Concrete, Energy Saving, Green Construction Material, Plastic Optical Fibre


Translucent concrete is a light-transmitting concrete which is formed by embedded light optical elements like Plastic Optical fibres (POF) in it. The important purpose behind translucent concrete is to use sunlight as a natural light source to reduce the power consumption of illumination. Translucent concrete is utilized in fine architecture as a facade material and for cladding of interior walls. Optical fibres can transmit light through fibre. The concept of light transmitting concrete is same as a transparent concrete. When it is used in ceiling or side wall, it is exposed to direct natural sun light which transmit the image but not completely transparent. In this paper the smart translucent concrete regarded as a green energy saving construction material. It is a promising technology for field applications in civil Infrastructure development. Main aim of the study is to design translucent concrete blocks with the cement, sand aggregate & plastic optical fibre of 0%, 0.1 %, 0.2%, 0.3 %, 0.4 % & 0.5% by volume of total concrete mix, then analyse their compressive strength and compare it with that of conventional concrete blocks.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV8I30020
Published in: Volume : 8, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2020
Page(s): 167-169

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