IJMTES – EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF CONCRETE CONTAINING QUARRY DUST AND FOUNDRY SAND

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Author’s Name :   B Aarethy | R Ramasamyunnamed

Volume 03 Issue 06 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 184-187

Abstract – Concrete is the globally accepted and most undisputable construction material. Quarry dust a waste accounts 25% of the final product from stone crushing unit. Direct release of quarry dust into environment causes serious environmental pollution. Foundry sand is the waste from the metal casting industry. To reduce these waste impact on environment and human beings, these can be utilised as a useful building material in construction. So that the natural resources are used efficiently and hence environmental waste can be reduced. Hence the partial replacement of cement with Quarry dust is made to optimize the cement content to reduce the production of cement and 〖co〗_2 emission. This research was carried out to produce an eco-friendly concrete by an experimental investigation on strength properties of concrete by partial replacement of cement with 20% of Quarry dust and fine aggregate with Foundry sand in the range of 10%, 20%, 30% and 40% by weight for M-20 grade concrete. Based on the mix design, trial mix was prepared and Strength tests such as compressive strength, flexural Strength and splitting tensile strength are studied at 7 days, 14days, 28 days and 60 days of curing.

Keywords – concrete, quarry dust, foundry sand, strength test

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