Strength Properties of Concrete with Aggregates from Alternate Sources
Dineshbabu S1, Rahima Shabeen. S2

1Dineshbabu S, Department of Civil Enginering, Anna University, India.
2Rahima Shabeen S*, Department of Civil Enginering, Anna University, India.
Manuscript received on September 10, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 4066-4069 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1304109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1304.109119
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Abstract: Aggregates used in concrete are fast depleting natural resource and the quarrying of which is causing environmental issues. Hence, the use of aggregate from alternate sources such as from waste discarded glass, from foundry sand discarded after metal casting process and sea shells is investigated. Compressive strength of concrete with glass powder, foundry sand and sea shell is studied individually. Concrete is cast with glass powder and foundry sand as 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% replacement of fine aggregate and with sea shell as 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% replacement of coarse aggregate individually. It is observed that compressive strength of concrete decreases with glass powder, foundry sand, and sea shell. Fine aggregate replaced by 10% glass powder, 10%, foundry sand and coarse aggregate replaced by 10% sea shell have the least decrease in strength when compared to control concrete mix.
Keywords: Concrete, Compressive strength, Glass powder, Foundry sand, Sea shell.