Workability and Strength Analysis of Concrete with Brick Ballast as Coarse-Aggregate
Rakesh Ku Jena1, Pratap Kumar Pani2, Sudeep Kumar Singh3, Prasant kumar Nayak4
1Rakesh Kumar Jena*, Department of Civil Egg., Centurion University of Technology and Manangement, Bhubaneswar, India. Email:rakesh.
2Pratap Kumar Pani, Department of Civil Egg, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Dhenkanal, India.
3Sudeep Kumar Singh, Department of Mechanical Engg., Centurion University of Technology and Manangement, Bhubaneswar, India.
4Prasant Kumar Nayak, Department of Civil Engg., Centurion University of Technology and Manangement, Bhubaneswar, India.
Manuscript received on September 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 2621-2625 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A9860109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A9860.109119
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Abstract: The presented research focuses on the experimental investigation to calculate the suitability of using recycled brick ballast obtained as demolition debris to serve as partial substitute to coarse aggregates for concrete of different grades like M10, M15, M20, M25 and by varying the product mix in different replacement proportions as 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% by weight. The proposed methodology is based on a series of tests carried out, focusing mainly on the workability and characteristic strength analysis of concrete with graded brick ballast and comparing them with the conventional cement concrete. The experimental work included several types of concrete made keeping the water-cement ratio as 0.45 and with target slump value 70-100 mm. The influence of replacing different percentages of coarse aggregates to produce different concrete grades was closely observed. The conclusion drawn from the test results conforms, the possibility to use brick ballast in concrete for M25 grade with 25% by weight of the coarse aggregate as optimum value.
Keywords: Brick aggregate, Brick ballast, Non-conventional aggregate, Strength of concrete, Waste brick, Workability.