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  International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Studies

                                                                          -An Open Access Peer Reviewed e-Journal

 
 

 

EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SELF COMPACTING MORTAR FOR CASTING FERROCEMENT ELEMENTS

IJAERS/Vol. V/Issue II/Jan.-March, 2017/01-03

Authors: K.Sridevi, A.Sudhahar , Dr. D.L.Venkatesh Babu and Dr.R.Venkatasubramani
 

ABSTRACT
The development of the self compacting mortar (SCM), using two types of water reducer agent and two types of super plasticizer has been conducted to cast the ferrocement elements. The optimum dosages of the admixtures were studied using marsh cone test. The flow characteristics of the mortar were examined by performing mini slump test. The compressive strength at 3rd ,7th, 14th and 28th day shows an appreciable improvement in the strength. Optimum mortar has been decided for casting the ferrocement section based on the paste and solid state behavior of the self compacting mortar.

 

A REVIEW OF BIOMASS ENERGY IN INDIA AND ITS DENSIFICATION

 

IJAERS/Vol. V/Issue II/Jan.-March, 2017/04-08

  Authors: Ashwani Pandey
 

ABSTRACT
Of lately, with a limited supply and growing cost of fossil fuels, biomass as a renewable energy source has started to look economical. Apart from the cost, there is tremendous push to lower the greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the adverse effects of climate change. In utilizing biomass as an energy source, densification is an important step, where the biomass is compacted to increase its energy density, thereby decreasing its storage and transportation cost. In this paper, a detailed analysis of various densification technologies, along with densification mechanism is outlined. The effect of variables such as temperature, pressure, feed stock etc on the densification and durability of the biomass is discussed. Also, the pretreatments methods to increase densification behavior are explained. Based on this study densification methods for various biomass feedstock is suggested for efficient utilization. Finally, new characterization techniques are proposed to understand the materials properties of the biomass.