Experimental Study on Geopolymer Concrete using Fly Ash, Bagasse Ash and Metakaolin with Pet Fiber
Tanveer Singh Bains1, Khushpreet Singh2

1Tanveer Singh Bains, M.E. Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Chandigarh University, Gharaun, Mohali (Punjab), India.
2Khushpreet Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Chandigarh University, Gharaun, Mohal (Punjab), India.

Manuscript received on 01 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 2903-2907 | Volume-8 Issue-7, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G5750058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The continuous reduction in raw resources in the construction industry has reached the alarming stage such that the usage of waste by-products from various industries has become the necessity. Fly ash has been used in construction industry from the last decade but there is a need for more experimental studies with other material as a substitution. Polyethylene terephthalate, known as PET has been widely used for developing plastic bottles. Although it has umpteenth uses, it has serious issues of biodegradability. Hence, researchers are also trying to investigate the properties of PET fibers as construction material.This experimental work has been done to examine the fully replacement of cement in concrete with fly ash, bagasse ash and metakaolin. Total 4 mixes were prepared for this study and strength parameters were explored. Cement was replaced fully with 70% fly ash, 20% metakaolin and 10% bagasse ash. PET fibers were also added with the varying proportion of 2%, 3% and 4%. The obtained concrete mixeswere tested for its compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength at 7 days and 28 days. It can be concluded from the present investigation that the Geopolymer containing 3% PET fibers is more effective in strength than the other mixes.
Keyword: Bagasse Ash, Fly Ash, Geopolymer Concrete, Metakaolin.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering