Different Methods for Manufacturing of Translucent Concrete and its Applications

Nadeem Gulzar Shahmir*, Manzoor Ahmad Tantary**
*Research Scholar, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
**Professor, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Periodicity:December - February'2019

Abstract

This paper deals with, how to make translucent concrete using coarse aggregates and how this concrete will act as a useful material for green buildings. In this paper, we also talk about the application of translucent concrete. Translucent concrete is a special type of concrete, which is used in green buildings for the purpose of using light resources efficiently. Green building refers both to create structures and using processes that are environmentally friendly and resourceefficient throughout a building's life cycle. Plastic optical fiber is used for the purpose of the light. The light is one of the most important components we required it through-out the life of buildings. Consumption of electricity is reduced by using translucent concrete. The natural, as well as artificial light resources, are used efficiently. We also study the use of mechanical effects of introducing Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) into concrete. Self-compacting concrete is used in it. We also study how we prepare SCC and what design mix of cement, coarse aggregate, fine aggregate, water-cement ratio, and admixture are required.

Keywords

Translucent Concrete, Green Buildings, Plastic Optical Fiber

How to Cite this Article?

Shahmir, N. G., & Ahmad, M. (2019). Different Methods for Manufacturing of Translucent Concrete and its Applications, i-manager's Journal on Structural Engineering, 7(4), 25-32.

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