IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 10, October 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Concrete is traditionally a solid, substantial building material. It needs to makeover. Small buildings are replaced by high rise buildings and skyscraper. This arises one of the major problem in deriving natural light in building, due to obstruction of nearby structures. To overcome this problem, artificial sources are used to illuminate building, but artificial light leads to increase of heat level in the buildings. To evaluate the effectiveness of the smart transparent concrete, the present study aims at producing the concrete specimens by combining glass rods and optical fibers with different percentage and comparing it with the normal concrete. Two tests are carried out compressive test and light transmission test and cost comparisons are also done.