Self Compacting Concrete Using Industrial Waste By-products
Self-compacting concrete (SCC) possesses enhanced qualities and improves productivity and working conditions due to elimination of compaction. SCC is suitable for placing in structures with congested reinforcement without vibration and it helps in achieving higher quality of surface finishes. Also compatibility is affected by the characteristics of materials and the mix proportions, it becomes necessary to evolve a procedure for mix design of SCC . The relative proportions of key components are considered by volume rather than by mass.
The test results for acceptance characteristics of self-compacting concrete such as slump flow, V-funnel and L-Box are presented. Further, compressive strength at the ages of 7, 28 days was also determined and results are included here.
The current trend all over the world is to utilize the treated and untreated industrial by-products, domestic waste etc. as a raw material in concrete, which gives an eco-friendly edge to the concrete preparation process. This practice not only helps in reuse of the waste material but also creates a cleaner and greener environment.
This study aims to focus on the possibility of using industrial by-products like Ground Granulated Blast furnace Slag (GGBS) and Fly ash (FA) in preparation of SCC. The usage of these powders is proposed as a replacement for cement in the production of SCC.
The paper deals with comparison of performances of GGBS and SF based SCC mixes. Also in our project we can replace river sand by crushed sand with different proportion.
The test results for acceptance characteristics of self-compacting concrete such as slump flow, V-funnel are presented. Further, compressive strength at the ages of 7, 28 days was also determined and results are included here.
List of Deliverables
- A soft copy of project in PDF format