Application of Lightweight Concrete with Expanded Polystyrene Granules for Concrete Slab Construction

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Title: Application of Lightweight Concrete with Expanded Polystyrene Granules for Concrete Slab Construction

Author(s): D. Vasovie and T. Vasovie

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 193

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 459-466

Keywords: concrete; polystyrene granules; repair; slab

Date: 8/1/2000

Abstract:
This paper presents the concrete structure repairing method, using concrete with expanded polystyrene granules (EPS). Reinforced concrete slabs are cast with depression of the top surface up to 70 mm. For the top surface leveling, with minimum selfweight load addition, a new flooring system is developed: over the sound isolation layer, EPS concrete leveling layer, 60-130 mm thick, (p = 450-500 kg/m3, Bk = 1-2 MPa) is cast. As a top finishing surface, high performance concrete layer, 15 mm thick (Pk = 60 MPa) is cast. Flooring system satisfied all the requirements, with total weight of 55-90 kg/m2.