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Advances in Civil Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 482310, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/482310
Research Article

Mechanical Properties of Lightweight Concrete Partition with a Core of Textile Waste

Department of Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Yazd Branch, Yazd 8916871967, Iran

Received 5 March 2013; Revised 18 June 2013; Accepted 4 July 2013

Academic Editor: Issam Srour

Copyright © 2013 Kamran Aghaee and Mohammad Foroughi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This investigation is focused on bending experiment of some prismatic perlite lightweight concrete. In these samples, textile waste fibers are confined with textile mesh glass fiber and embedded in the central part of cubic lightweight concrete specimens. Bending experiments revealed that lightweight concrete panels with a core of textile waste fiber have less density than water and high energy absorption and ductility. Furthermore, these composite panels by having appropriate thermal insulation characteristics could be used for partitioning in the buildings.