Open Journal of Civil Engineering

Volume 3, Issue 1 (March 2013)

ISSN Print: 2164-3164   ISSN Online: 2164-3172

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Comparison between Composite Column Using Limestone and Basalt Concrete

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DOI: 10.4236/ojce.2013.31001    7,392 Downloads   11,836 Views   Citations


This research is conducted to study the experimental behavior of composite steel-concrete columns with basalt additives. Various percentages of basalt are added to the concrete mixes to investigate its effect on the total axial compressive capacity of the columns. Expected failure scenarios of the columns are: concrete compressive failure, buckling of steel section, and de-bonding between steel and concrete sections. A conventional limestone composite column was used as base mix. The results of the study indicate a significant improvement in structural behavior and strength of the columns by increasing the percentage of basalt content.

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H. Al-Baijat and A. Benedetti, "Comparison between Composite Column Using Limestone and Basalt Concrete," Open Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2013.31001.

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