Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science
Volume 03 Issue 06 2016
ISSN no: 2348-3121
Page no: 171-176
Abstract – The construction activities in last few decades have increased many folds in almost all the developing countries of the world. Cement is becoming a scarce commodity globally because of its growing demand day by day. It is the need of time to search such alternative materials that would partially or fully replace cement used in concretes and mortars without affecting its quality, strength and other characteristics. The use of supplementary cementitious materials or non-conventional material is vital in developing low cost construction. By addition of some pozzolanic materials, the various properties of concrete viz., workability, durability, strength, resistance to cracks and permeability can be improved. The advancement of concrete technology can reduce the consumption of natural resources and energy sources and lessen the burden of pollutants on environment. This research was experimentally carried out to investigate the properties of Fly Ash (FA) and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) when used as a partial replacement for Ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in concrete at varying percentage of admixturesby weight of cement for M30 Concrete mix, Comparison done on experimental study on workability and compressive strength on concrete after 7, 14 and 28 days of curing.
Keywords— concrete; ordinary portland cement; fly ash; ground granulated blast furnace slag; partial replacement
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