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dc.contributor.advisorAssaad, Josephen_US
dc.contributor.authorHanna, Ralphen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 64-72)en_US
dc.description.abstractEPS (Expanded Polystyrene) is a widely available polymer that may be used in concrete mixes. The prospect of employing EPS as an addition to improve the physical and mechanical characteristics of concrete is investigated in this research. The objective of this study is to explore an alternative to standard aggregates and innovative materials that can assist sustain the environment while also solving difficulties. A number of studies were carried out to better analyze the behavior of EPS lightweight concrete. Five different mixes were investigated, which include virgin EPS and recycled EPS, as well as adding additives such Steel Fibers to the mix (SF). The influence of these materials on concrete has been studied. The results showed that while adding EPS and recycled EPS may decrease the density, it has been demonstrated to have a detrimental impact on characteristics such as shear strength, flexural strength, compressive strength, workability, and splitting tensile strength. Steel Fibers was found to have some benefits, particularly in terms of split tensile and shear load capacity, but it was not enough to negate the effect of EPS.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Ralph Hannaen_US
dc.format.extent1 online resource (x, 72 pages) : ill., tablesen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.subjectEPS, Lightweight Concrete, Steel Fiber, Density, Flexural strength, Shear strength, Workabilityen_US
dc.subject.lcshBuilding materialsen_US
dc.subject.lcshLightweight concreteen_US
dc.subject.lcshLightweight concrete--Testingen_US
dc.subject.lcshConcrete materialsen_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Balamand--Dissertationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.titleEffect of expanded polystyrene beads on shear behavioren_US
dc.contributor.corporateUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Civil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMS in Civil Engineeringen_US
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