Structural Considerations of Cellular Concrete

by Leo A. Legatski, Elastizell Corp of America, Ann, Arbor, MI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Materials and Member Behavior


Although not normally considered to be a structural material, cellular concrete possesses characteristics which may result in its having structural applications in building and structural design. There are a number of physical properties, characteristics, and benefits that these materials bring to the structure. These include such things as improved seismic resistance, dead load reductions, improved fire resistance, and excellent thermal performance. Cellular concretes have been used successfully for many years as lightweight insulating concrete roof decks, sound conditioned floor fills, and geotechnical and load reducing fills.

Subject Headings: Concrete structures | Lightweight concrete | Building design | Seismic loads | Fire resistance | Load and resistance factor design | Thermal properties | Thermal loads

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