• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-14

Original Article

An Experimental Investigation by Utilizing Plastic Waste and Alccofine in Self-Compacting Concrete


Background/Objective: This study aimed to investigate in properties of Self Compacting Concrete (Fresh & Hardened properties) by utilizing Alccofine and PET fibers as a replacement of cement and fine aggregate respectively, for enhancing the workability and durability of SCC. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The Mix design was done by Nan-Su method. In this investigation an experimental program carried out for M30 grade of concrete in SCC mixes with various percentage of plastic waste from 0.5% up to 1.25% as replacement of fine aggregate and 10% Alccofine as cement replacement. Different tests in fresh properties of SCC conducted for evaluation of workability such as (slump flow, V funnel, L box and U box) and in hardened properties of SCC (compressive, flexural, tensile strength, sulfate attack, abrasion resistance, XRD, SEM & EDS) were performed for evaluating the strength and durability of SCC. Finding: From the test results it observed that utilizing of 1% plastic waste and 10% Alccofine have best performance in workability and strength of self compacting concrete and it increase the durability of SCC. Applications/Improvement: Combination of Alccofine and PET fibers can be used in SCC as a strength and durability enhancer for having a suitable concrete and sustainable construction. 

Keywords: Alccofine, Durability, Plastic Waste, Self-Compacting Concrete, Workability 


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