• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 8, Pages: 917-922

Original Article

Use of crushed rock powder as replacement of fine aggregate in mortar and concrete


Concrete is a major building material which is used in construction throughout the world. It is extremely versatile and is used for all types of structures. Due to rapid growth in construction activity, the consumption of concrete is increasing every year. This results in excessive extraction of natural aggregates. The use of these materials is being constrained by urbanization, zoning regulations, increased cost and environmental concern. Thus, it is becoming inevitable to use alternative materials for aggregates in concrete which include recycled aggregates, fly ash, manufactured sand, crushed rock powder etc. The use of such materials not only results in conservation of natural resources but also helps in maintaining good environmental conditions. The present investigation aims in the study of properties of mortar and concrete in which Crushed Rock Powder (CRP) is used as a partial and full replacement for natural sand. For mortar, CRP is replaced at 20% 40%, 60%, 80% and 100%. The basic strength properties of concrete were investigated by replacing natural sand by CRP at replacement levels of 20%, 30% and 40%.
Keywords: Crushed Rock Powder (CRP), alternate building materials. 


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