Experimental study on utilization of coal ash to R/C members

Kenji Kabayama, Hideo Araki, Shunsuke Sugano

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Coal ash, produced by coal-fired power plants, is one of industrial by-products against to the environmental conservation. Utilization of the coal ash is an urgent and important objective for the ecological and resources problem. Static loading tests were carried out to investigate shear characteristics of short R/C columns containing high volume coal ash, which included both fly ash and cinder ash. Lateral strength of the columns was able to estimated by the proposed formula for R/C members used normal concrete. The columns had better ductility than the column of the similar shape without coal ash. From these results, it is anticipated that there is strong possibility of using concrete containing high volume coal ash for R/C building structural members.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-92
Number of pages5
JournalARI Bulletin of the Istanbul Technical University
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Building structural member
  • Coal ash
  • Concrete
  • Environmental conservation
  • Short R/C column

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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