Fly Ash Class F: Opportunities for Development of Low Cost Mortar
Rushabh A. Shah1, Jayeshkumar Pitroda2

1Rushabh A. Shah, M.E. Final Year Student, Department of C E & M, B.V.M. Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar Anand (Gujarat), India.
2Prof. Jayeshkumar Pitroda, Assistant Professor & Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, B.V.M. Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar Anand (Gujarat), India.
Manuscript received on 12 March 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 March 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 March 2013 | PP: 112-115 | Volume-2 Issue-4, March 2013 | Retrieval Number: D0539032413/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: Fly ash (Class F) investigated for its use as a partial replacement for cement in cement mortar (1:3). The utilization of Fly Ashas 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 Fly Ash(Class F)as 0%, 10%, 30%and 50% by weight of cement. Two set of mixture proportions were made. First were control mix (without Fly Ash(Class F)with regional fine aggregate (sand)) and the other mixing contained Fly Ash(Class F)obtained from Thermal industrythe compressive strength has been obtained with partial replacement of Fly Ash(Class F)withcement.Test results indicate the decreases in the strength properties of mortar with Fly Ash(Class F)for strength at 7 & 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: Fly Ash (Class F),Partial Replacement, Compressive Strength, Cement, Fine Aggregate, Cost.

Scope of the Article: Civil and Environmental Engineering