Experimental Study on Behavior of Partial Replacement in Concrete Materials
Durgalakshmi S

Durgalakshmi S, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Vels University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 13 October 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 October 2015 | PP: 1-4 | Volume-5 Issue-5, October 2015 | Retrieval Number: E2197105515/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: Infrastructure development across the world creates demand for construction material. The problem arising from continuous technological industrial development is the disposal of waste material, the raw material of concrete consists of cement, sand and crushed aggregate. Partial replacement or full replacement of this raw material by waste products may decrease the cost reduced the energy consumption and also reduce the environmental pollution. The main objective of the studies is to encourage the use of waste product as construction material in cost effective manner. A referral M-25 concrete mix was used in the present investigation. Totally 92 cubes have been casted, and tested their compressive strength. The physical and mechanical properties of the material used in concrete were investigated. In this study the replacement has been carried out for the cement by fly ash, sand by stone dust and coarse aggregate by coconut shell. An attempt was made to partially replace the cement by fly ash (10%, 20%, 30%), then fine aggregate by stone dust (10%, 20%, 30%), and coarse aggregate by coconut shell (10%, 20%, 30%). for each replacement. 9 referral concrete cubes were casted for measuring 7, 14 and 28 days compressive strength. The result of replaced concrete is compared with the referral concrete.
Keywords: Coarse Aggregate, Cement, Coconut Shell, Compressive Strength, Fine Aggregate, Fly ash, Stone Dust.

Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering