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Journal of Energy
Volume 2014, Article ID 486093, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/486093
Research Article

Effect of Flyash Addition on Mechanical and Gamma Radiation Shielding Properties of Concrete

1Department of Physics, Punjabi University, Patiala 147002, India
2Department of Basic and Applied Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala 147002, India

Received 8 May 2014; Accepted 28 October 2014; Published 16 November 2014

Academic Editor: Bilal A. Akash

Copyright © 2014 Kanwaldeep Singh et al. 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

Six concrete mixtures were prepared with 0%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, and 60% of flyash replacing the cement content and having constant water to cement ratio. The testing specimens were casted and their mechanical parameters were tested experimentally in accordance with the Indian standards. Results of mechanical parameters show their improvement with age of the specimens and results of radiation parameters show no significant effect of flyash substitution on mass attenuation coefficient.