• Ahsanollah Beglarigale
  • Çağlar Yalçinkaya
  • Burak Göksu
  • Sadık Can Girgin
  • Kadir Emrah Erginer
  • Serap Kahraman
  • Halit Yazıcı
In this study, it was aimed to produce a four-person lightweight concrete canoe to participate in the National Intercollegiate Concrete Canoe Competition organized by Istanbul Technical University. Concrete canoe competition is a prestigious activity held regularly in the USA since 1988 by ASCE, mainly aimed at sharing knowledge among civil engineering students. For this purpose, two lightweight concrete mixtures with a hardened unit weight lower than 1000 kg/m3 were designed. Despite of such a low hardened unit weight, they have 13 MPa and 18 MPa compressive strength with excellent bond properties with basalt mesh reinforcement. A nonlinear finite element model for concrete canoe was generated to determine the moment capacity in such a way that four rowers could row at the same time, taking into account the competition rules.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering
Subtitle of host publication12-14 September 2018, Izmir/Turkey
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2018
Event13th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering - Çeşme, İzmir, Turkey
Duration: 12 Sep 201814 Sep 2018
Conference number: 13


Conference13th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering
Abbreviated titleACE 2018

    Research areas

  • Lightweight concrete, canoe, Concrete Canoe Competition, hull design, Structural analysis

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