Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 3, Pages: 311-317
T. Felixkala1 and P. Partheeban2*
This paper examines the possibility of using granite powder as replacement of sand and partial replacement of cement with fly ash, silica fume, slag and superplasticiser in concrete. The percentage of granite powder added by weight was 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 as a replacement of sand used in concrete and cement was replaced with 7.5% silica fume, 10% fly ash, 10% slag and 1% superplasticiser. The effects of water ponding temperatures at 26o C and 38o C with 0.4 waterto-binder (w/b) ratios on mechanical properties, plastic and drying shrinkage strain of the concrete were studied and compared with natural fine aggregate concrete. The test results obtained indicate that granite powder of marginal quantity as partial sand replacement has beneficial effect on the mechanical properties such as compressive strength, split tensile strength, modulus of elasticity. Furthermore, the test results indicated that the values of both plastic and drying shrinkage of concrete in the granite powder concrete specimens were nominal than those of ordinary concrete specimens.
Keywords: Granite powder, fly ash, silica fume, superplasticiser, concrete, mechanical properties, shrinkage.
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