Durability Properties of Blast Furnace Slag (BFS)-Modified Concrete
Sabarish G.1, Ganesh S. L.2, Krishnamraju G.L.V.3, Chanakya V. V.4, Harshan V. P.5
1Sabarish G., Civil Engineering department, SRKR Engg. College, Bhimavaram, India.
2Ganesh S. L., Civil Engineering department, SRKR Engg. College, Bhimavaram, India.
3Krishnamraju G. L. V., Civil Engineering department, SRKR Engg. College, Bhimavaram, India.
4Chanakya V. V., Civil Engineering department, SRKR Engg. College, Bhimavaram, India.
5Harshan V. P., M. Tech. student, Civil Engineering department, SRKR Engg. College, Bhimavaram, India.
Manuscript received on 25 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 17 September 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 831-833 | Volume-8 Issue-11, September 2019. | Retrieval Number: KK14980981119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.K1498.0981119
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Abstract: Mineral admixtures are being used today almost in all concretes partially, to improve workability, engineering properties and also to enhance durability of the concrete. These are industries by-products. This paper discusses, blast furnace slag (BFS) was used to study durability properties; namely, initial water absorption, final water absorption and acid attack. To examine the above mentioned properties, M30 concrete was chosen. The BFS content was varied from 0% to 30% by volume of cement with an interval of 10%. In acid attack, specimens were cured in H2SO4 solution about 3% concentration, the corresponding weight losses (%) were evaluated for curing periods of 7, 14 and 28 days. The durability properties of the BFS-modified concrete have been improved when BFS content increased up to 20% advantageously. Weight loss was also decreased.
Keywords: Concrete, BFS, Water absorption and Acid attack
Scope of the Article: Materials and Durability