Strength Characteristic of Recycled Aggregate with Silica Fume as Admixture
Rajshekhar Yergol1, Lingraj Shastr2

1Mr. Rajshekhar Yergol, Department of Civil Engineering, Sharanabasava University, Kalaburagi (Karnataka), India.
2Dr. Lingraj Shastri, Principal, Veerappa Nisty Engineering College Shorapur, (Karnataka), India.

Manuscript received on January 10, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on January 18, 2021. | Manuscript published on February 28, 2021. | PP: 243-246 | Volume-10 Issue-4, February 2021 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijitee.D85490210421| DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.D8549.0210421
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Abstract: In this study, conventional concrete is developed using recycled aggregates with micro silica (silica fume) as admixture. The concrete mix is designed for target strength of 25 MPa. Coarse aggregate were partially with recycled aggregate at 15 %, 30 % and 45 %. The relative parameters influencing the strength of concrete were studied in terms of recycled aggregate and silica content respectively. Test results reveled concrete produced with 45% of recycled aggregate tend to reduce the strength by 12% whereas addition of silica fume (10%) enhances the strength comparable to control mix (M25). Addition of microsilica functions as microfilling action in unreacted core of concrete which enhances the physical and mechanical properties of concrete. The significant reduction in compressive strength is noticed, when the recycled aggregate is increased beyond 30%. 
Keywords: Conventional concrete, Coarse aggregate, Recycled aggregate, Silica Fume.