Mechanical Properties of Concrete Incorporating WFS and WCT

Publication Date : 31/03/2016

Author(s) :

Ankita V Ahire , Leena D Pawar , Ravindra N Patil.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 3
(03 - 2016)

Abstract :

From the last few years various researchers had done work in concreting and invent various techniques and methods to produce concrete which has the desired properties. Concrete is one of the most vital and common materials used in the construction field. The current area of research in the concrete was introducing waste foundry sand (WFS) and waste ceramic tiles in the ordinary concrete. Waste foundry sand is the byproduct of metal casting industries, which causes environmental problems because of its improper disposal. Construction industries requires huge amount of ceramic tiles and other ceramic for architectural appearance, the productions of which are drastically increased, due to this waste is also produce during handling and usage of ceramic tiles. Thus, its usage in building material, construction and in other fields is essential for reduction of environmental problems. This research was carried out to produce an eco-friendly concrete. This paper recommends the effective use of waste foundry sand as a partial replacement for fine aggregate and waste ceramic tiles as a partial replacement for course aggregate in concrete. Ingredients for concrete are cement, course aggregate, waste ceramic tiles, fine aggregate and waste foundry sand. An experimental investigation was carried out on concrete containing waste foundry sand (WFS) in the range of 0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, and 40% and waste ceramic tiles (WCT) in the range of 0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, and 40% by weight for M-25 grade concrete. Concrete was produced, tested and compared with conventional concrete in plastic state as well as in harden state for workability, compressive strength & split tensile strength. These tests were carried out on standard cube, cylinder for 7 and 28 days to determine the properties of concrete. The aim of this research was to know the behavior and mechanical properties of concrete for its eco-friendly and economical use.

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