High-strength lightweight concrete made with scoria aggregate containing mineral admixtures

Kilic A., Atis C. D. , YASAR E., OZCAN F.

CEMENT AND CONCRETE RESEARCH, vol.33, no.10, pp.1595-1599, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0008-8846(03)00131-5
  • Page Numbers: pp.1595-1599
  • Keywords: high strength lightweight concrete, normal weight concrete, scoria aggregate, mineral admixtures


This paper presents a part of the results of an ongoing laboratory work carried out to design a structural lightweight high strength concrete (SLWHSC) made with and without mineral admixtures. In the mixtures, basaltic-pumice (scoria) was used as lightweight aggregate. A control lightweight concrete mixture made with lightweight basaltic-pumice (scoria) containing normal Portland cement as the binder was prepared. The control lightweight concrete mixture was modified by replacing 20% of the cement with fly ash. The control lightweight concrete mixture was also modified by replacing 10% of the cement with silica fume. A ternary lightweight concrete mixture was also prepared modifying the control lightweight concrete by replacing 20% of cement with fly ash and 10% of cement with silica fume. Two normal weight concrete (NWC) were also prepared for comparison purpose.