Abstract: Bubble deck slab is a method of virtually eliminating all concrete from the middle of a floor slab, which is not performing any structural function, thereby dramatically reducing structural dead weight. High density polyethylene hollow spheres replace the in-effective concrete in the center of the slab, thus decreasing the dead weight and increasing the efficiency of the floor. The advantages are less energy consumption - both in production, transport and carrying out, less emission - exhaust gases from production and transport, especially CO2 and reduce the material, the load, lower the cost and it is also a green technology. In the bubble deck technology reduce the concrete volume by replacing the spherical bubbles, these are locally available which is called as PEPSI balls, these balls are made up of HDPE (High Density polyethylene). In this experimental program conventional slab and bubble deck slab are cast with various bubbles arrangement which is continuous arrangement of bubbles within whole slab and two types of alternative bubbles arrangement in the slab. And trying to enhance the increasing strength of that slab. This implies the realization of a monolithic slab element, which will be subjected to static gravitational loadings in order to determine the load carrying capacity of the slab, deformation (deflection), cracking and failing characteristics. The resultant conclusions will be used in defining the failing mechanisms and advantages of the bubble deck slab are highlighted.
Keywords: Bubble Deck slab, conventional slab, HDPE.