Experimental Investigation on Styrofoam based Concrete
Concrete is a widely used material and is a mix of Cement, aggregates and water. Aggregates being major part of
concrete volume, it increases the dead load of components which increases the load on foundation. Use of Light weight
aggregates in concrete is thus gaining momentum which can reduce the dead load of concrete without compromising the
quality characteristics of concrete. In the current study an attempt is done to understand the various studies done on
Styrofoam concrete and investigate the behaviour and properties of Styrofoam based concrete. This study also makes an
attempt to visualise and understand the ITZ of Styrofoam based concrete by using F.E.S.E.M analysis.
Index Terms - Styrofoam concrete, F.E.S.E.M.