Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC)
Field: Civil Engineering
Principal Investigator: Dr. NGUYEN KHANH SON
Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT)
Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Nobuaki OTSUKI
Japanese University: Tokyo Institute of Technology
The overall objective of this research is to propose a cost-effective and environmental friendly way of producing concrete using sea sand as fine aggregates and supersulfated cement as binder through material study and investigations on the long term behavior of marine concrete structures, such as embankment, seaport and wharf exposed to sea water. Our approach will be carried out at laboratory scale (characterization of raw materials, formulation and testing for durability of concrete) before practical implementation to industry in wider scale. We have chance to collaborate with research group of Prof. Otsuki from TIT, one of the leader team of research on sea water mixing concrete in the world During this project, we forme student in engineering program and master program and we are building up many test facilities for research and development in sea water concrete and supersulfated cement. As mentioned, the purpose of this research carries out in the context of environmental issue and economic issue. Currently, high demand of concreting materials in the construction industries in Vietnam and others ASEAN countries could be an opportunities to promote our research result in practical application.