The effects of different fine and coarse pumice aggregate/cement ratios on the structural concrete properties without using any admixtures

GÜNDÜZ L., Ugur I.

CEMENT AND CONCRETE RESEARCH, vol.35, no.9, pp.1859-1864, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2004.08.003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1859-1864
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Structural lightweight concrete solves weight and durability problems in buildings and structures. In order to produce the high strength concrete in the civil engineering applications, lightweight concrete mixtures containing the fine pumice aggregate (FPA) from Nev degrees ehir region in Turkey and coarse pumice aggregate (CPA) from Yali Island in the Eastern Mediterranean were tested and the research findings were discussed in this paper. To analyse the effects of FPA and CPA/cement ratios on the structural concrete engineering properties, the range of different pumice aggregate/cement (A/C) ratios of 2:1, 2 1/2:1, 3:1, 3 1/2:1 and 4:1 by weight and cement contents of 440, 375, 320, 280 and 245 kg/m(3), respectively, were used to make pumice aggregate lightweight concrete (PALC) mixture testing samples with a slump of from 35 to 45 mm.