Partial Replacement of Sand with Quarry Dust in Concrete
Chandana Sukesh1, Katakam Bala Krishna2, P. Sri Lakshmi Sai Teja3, S. Kanakambara Rao4
1Mr. Chandana Sukesh, Student, Department of Civil Engineering, KL University, Vijayawada (A.P), India.
2Mr. Katakam Bala Krishna, Student, Department of Civil Engineering, KL University, Vijayawada (A.P), India.
3Ms. P.Srilakshmi Sai Teja, Student, Department of Civil Engineering, KL University, Vijayawada (A.P), India.
4Mr. S.Kanakambara Rao, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, KL University, Vijayawada (A.P), India.
Manuscript received on 10 May 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 May 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 May 2013 | PP: 254-258 | Volume-2 Issue-6, May 2013 | Retrieval Number: F0846052613/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: The reduction in the sources of natural sand and the requirement for reduction in the cost of concrete production has resulted in the increased need to identify substitute material to sand as fine aggregates in the production of concretes especially in Concrete. Quarry dust, a by-product from the crushing process during quarrying activities is one of such materials. Granite fines or rock dust is a by-product obtained during crushing of granite rocks and is also called quarry dust. In recent days there were also been many attempts to use Fly Ash, an industrial by product as partial replacement for cement to have higher workability, long term strength and to make the concrete more economically available. This present work is an attempt to use Quarry Dust as partial replacement for Sand in concrete. Attempts have been made to study the properties of concrete and to investigate some properties of Quarry Dust the suitability of those properties to enable them to be used as partial replacement materials for sand in concrete.
Keywords: Quarry Dust, Fly Ash, Workability, Compressive Strength.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering