Influence of Addition of Pond Ash as Partial Replacement with Sand and Cement on the Properties of Mortar
Arunkumar Dwivedi1, Dhiraj Kumar S. Lal2

1Dr. Arunkumar Dwivedi, Department of Civil Engineering, North Maharashtra University, B.S.D. S.S.V.P.S.C.O.E, Dhule (Maharashtra), India.
2Prof. Lal Dhirajkumar S, Department of Civil Engineering, North Maharashtra University, R.C.Patel Institute of Technology, Shirpur, Dhule (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 12 March 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 March 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 March 2013 | PP: 10-13 | Volume-2 Issue-4, March 2013 | Retrieval Number: D0478032413/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper presents an experimental investigation on the effect of addition of pond ash partially replaced with cement and sand in the mortar. Effect of pond ash on compressive strength, flexural strength and bulk density were observed under standard curing conditions. Pond ash of 0% to 40% (with increase of 5%) by weight to cement and sand replacement respectively were used. The specimens were casted and cured under standard curing conditions for 3, 7, 28 and 90 days. At the end of each curing period, compressive strength and flexural strength values were determined. Dry bulk densities for each replacement were recorded after 28 days curing period. The result shows that in case of cement replacement in compression as well as flexure strength gives higher values for 15% to 20% replacement of pond ash. The result of dry bulk density test also indicates that the values of density for cement replacement as well as sand replacement decreases with increase in percentage of pond ash.
Keywords: Bulk Dry Density, Cement Replacement, Compressive Strength, Pond Ash, Sand Replacement.

Scope of the Article: Properties and Mechanics of Concrete