Optimum Dose of Binary Admixtures in Self Compacting Concrete
Deep Tripathi1, Rakesh Kumar2, P. K. Mehta3, Amrendra Singh4
1Deep Tripathi*, Department of Civil Engineering, MNNIT Allahabad, Prayagraj, India.
2Rakesh Kumar, Department of Civil Engineering, MNNIT Allahabad, Prayagraj, India.
3P. K. Mehta, Department of Civil Engineering, MNNIT Allahabad, Prayagraj, India.
4Amrendra Singh, Department of Civil Engineering, MNNIT Allahabad, Prayagraj, India.
Manuscript received on October 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 103-108 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A3932119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A3932.119119
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Abstract: Self Compacting Concrete (SCC) is a high performance concrete and is becoming popular day by day in the field of construction. Generally, the quantity of binder is more in SCC than the normal concrete. The application of pozzolanic material is found successful in such type of concrete. Generally, Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) is replaced with Fly Ash (FA). In this paper, the results of an experimental programme to evaluate the performance of SCC are presented and optimum dose of binary admixture was found. For the determination of the optimum dose, concrete cubes of 100mm sizes were cast. The replacement level of OPC by FA was varied as- 5, 10, 15 and 20%, by mass. The OPC was also replaced separately by Metakaolin (MK) – 5, 10, 15 and 20%, by mass. Further, the OPC was replaced by the binary admixture (FA+MK). The workability and strength of SCC of grade M25 (Referral concrete- RC) and the concrete using the binary admixtures were studied. All SCC mixes were tested for workability as recommended by EFNARC i.e. Slump flow, T50 time flow, V-funnel, L-box, U-box and J-ring. The workability of SCC mix increases with FA and decreases gradually as MK content is increased. The optimum replacement level of OPC by binary admixture is 25% (FA-15% + MK-10%) with respect to compressive strength. The water absorption of cubes was also examined. It is concluded that a high strength and economical SCC could be developed by incorporation of FA and MK.
Keywords: Binary Admixtures, Fly ash (FA), Metakaolin (MK), Self Compacting Concrete (SCC).
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering