Comparison on Auto Aerated Concrete to Normal Concrete

Darshan Mehta, S.S.A.S.I.T, Surat, Gujarat,India ; Kavita Choksi ,S.S.A.S.I.T, Surat, Gujarat,India ; Tarjani Chauhan ,California State University, Fullerton, USA

AAC, Aerated concrete

Aerated concrete is relatively homogeneous and compared to normal concrete, as it does not contain coarse aggregate phase that shows vast variation in its properties. The properties of aerated concrete depend on its microstructure and composition, methods of pore-formation and curing. AAC is a relatively new concrete masonry material that is lightweight, easy to construct, and economical to transport. However, in other parts of the world it use has been used successfully as a building material for over fifty years. It was observed that fly ash responds poorly to autoclaving. This paper details the history, physical properties, manufacturing process, and structural design of AAC and concludes that it has important advantages as a structural building material comparing with the Normal Concrete that deserves further consideration for use in the United States.
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Paper ID: GRDCF001018
Published in: Conference : Recent Advances in Civil Engineering for Global Sustainability (RACEGS-2016)
Page(s): 90 - 94