Pozzocrete: Modern Material Partially Replaced with Cement in Mortar
Rushabh A. Shah1, Jayeshkumar Pitroda2
1Rushabh A. Shah, Student of final year M.E. C E & M, B.V.M. Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat-India.
2Jayeshkumar Pitroda, Assistant Professor & Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, B.V.M. Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar- Gujarat-India.
Manuscript received on 07 February 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 February 2013 | Manuscript Published on 28 February 2013 | PP: 105-108 | Volume-2 Issue-3, February 2013 | Retrieval Number: C0434022313/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Pozzocrete (P40, P60 and P100)a processed quality assured fly ash, investigated for its use as a partial replacement for cement in cement mortar (1:3). The utilization of Pozzocrete (P40, P60 and P100) as cement replacement material in mortar or as additive in cement introduces many benefits from economical, technical and environmental points of view. This paper presents the results of the cement mortar of mix proportion 1:3 in which cement is partially replaced with Pozzocrete (P40, P60 and P100) as 0%, 10%, 30%and 50% by weight of cement. Four set of mixture proportions were made. First were control mix (without Pozzocrete (P40, P60 and P100) with regional fine aggregate (sand)) and the other mixes contained Pozzocrete (P40, P60 and P100) obtained from DIRK India Private Limited, nashik, Maharashtra state. The compressive strength has been obtained with partial replacement of Pozzocrete (P40, P60 and P100) with cement. Test results indicate the decreases in the strength properties of mortar with Pozzocrete (P40, P60 and P100) for strength at 28 days as partial replacement with the cement in the cement mortar 1:3. So it can be used in non-structural elements with the low range compressive strength where strength is not required and low cost temporary structure is prepared.
Keywords: Pozzocrete (P40, P60 and P100), Partial replacement, Compressive strength, Cement, Fine aggregate, Cost
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering