Experimental Investigation on Properties of Concrete Using Waste Material

Paper Topic :

Concrete Engineering

Author Name :

Pinkesh Chaliawala

Abstract :

In present day constructions, the use of admixtures has increased for achieving various properties which cannot be achieved by conventional concrete. Use of such admixtures increase the cost of construction substantially and also causes a harsh impact on the environment. With the current practice of replacing cement partially by pozzolanic materials, we get modified materials. Sugar-cane bagasse ash is a waste product of the sugar refining industry. This waste product is already causing serious environmental pollution, which calls for urgent ways of handling the waste. Hardened concrete tests like compressive strength and split-tensile strength were undertaken on specimens. The result shows a remarkable increase in compressive and tensile strength of concrete as a percentage of bagasse ash replacement.

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