Durga Chaitanya Kumar Jagarapu,Arunakanthi Eluru,




Light Weight Concrete,Fiber Reinforced Concrete,ECR – Glass Fibers,Sulphide Attack,Chloride Attack,Magnesium Attack,GGBS,POFA,POS,Durability,


In this present research work, durability studies like Sulphide attack, Acid Attack, and Chloride Attack are studied for the lightweight fiber reinforced concrete (LWFRC) by incorporating palm oil Shells (POS). Fiber-reinforced concrete is achieved by introducing 0.5% ECR – Glass fibers to the volume of the concrete and it will improve the ductility. Coarse aggregates are replacing with POS up to 50% (0, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50) to achieve the Light Weight Concrete (LWC). To reduce the greenhouses from cement industries, the Cement is replaced with Palm oil Fuel Ash (POFA) and Ground Granulated Blast furnace Slag (GGBS) up to 50% (0, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50) separately. By using all ingredients LWFRC is prepared and tested for the chemical attacks.


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