Influence of Addition of Micro Silica on Strength Properties of Basalt Fiber Reinforced Multi Blended Concrete
K. Anupama Reddy1, Venkata Ramesh Kode2, Potharaju Malasani3, Srikanth Satish Kumar Darapu4
1K. Anupama Reddy, M.Tech. Student, Department of Civil Engineering, GITAM (Deemed to be University) Visakhapatnam, A.P. India.
2Venkata Ramesh Kode, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam, A.P. India.
3Potharaju Malasani*, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam, A.P. India.
4Srikanth Satish Kumar Darapu, Asst. Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam, A.P. India.
Manuscript received on September 23, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 4463-4467 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1627109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1627.109119
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Abstract: In recent years, the development of multi blended mix concrete has gained attention due to its multiple advantages and environmental friendliness. This paper has attempted to examine mechanical properties of Multi blended concrete of M30 grade made with micro silica and basalt fibers. To reduce the deleterious effects of the production of cement on the environment, concrete is being developed by substituting admixtures like GGBS and Fly Ash in place of cement. Multi blended concrete developed with Fly ash and GGBS showed depletion in the mechanical properties. Micro silica & Basalt fibers were added to this mix additionally to overcome this deficiency. Initially four series of mixes of multi blended concrete were developed with a composition of Fly ash 20% and GGBS 30%, 40%, 50% & 60% as replacement of cement. For better performance, micro silica at 5% by weight of cement and Basalt fibers at 0.2% by volume of concrete were added. The mechanical properties such as Split tensile & Compressive strengths were studied at the age of 7 & 28 days. The results showed that M30 grade multi blended concrete can be achieved with 30% GGBS, 20% fly ash, 5% micro silica, 0.2% basalt fibers.
Keywords: Multi blended concrete, Fly ash, GGBS, Micro silica, Basalt fibers, Split tensile & compressive strengths.