An Experimental Research on the Strength Characteristics of Concrete with Ground Nutshell Ash, Fly Ash and Coconut Shell Ashas Partial Replacement of Cement
Vijay Kumar1, Prince Sharma2
1Vijay Kumar, Student of M.E Civil Structural Engineering, Chandigarh University, (Punjab), India.
2Prince Sharma, Assistant Professor Department of Civil Engineering, Chanigarh University, (Punjab), India.

Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 1405-1409 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H7108068819/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Today, green building is an essential part of ensuring sustainability, and concrete composites with siliceous fly ash (FA), coconut shell ash and ground nut ash. It results in sustainable and green concrete. In order to minimize the environmental threats caused by FA, coconut shell and ground nut waste disposal has been reduced cement consumption, it is necessary to effectively promote green concrete containing ash. In this paper, fly ash, coconut ash, ground nut ash is generated by burning and grinding coal, coconut shell and groundnut shell respectively. The ash is mixed with cement in different proportion and the sample of cube and beam is prepared. The test such as compressive strength is measured on the cube, whereas the flexural strength is measured on beam. Other tests such as Rebound Hammer, water absorption test and Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Test are conducted. From the experiment, it has been analyzed that the percentage increase in the compressive strength after adding the ashes compared to the normal concrete of 8.19 % is obtained.
Keyword: Fly Ash, Coconut shell ash, Groundnut shell ash, Compressive strength, Rebound Hammer, and Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Test.
Scope of the Article: Properties and Mechanics of Concrete.