Influence of Rice Husk ash on the Strength Properties of Engineered Cementitious Composites
K. B. Shoba1, P. Asha2
1K.B. Shoba, Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education & Research, Avadi, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2P.Asha, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education & Research, Avadi, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 13 December 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 December 2018 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2018 | PP: 237-241 | Volume-8 Issue-2S, December 2018 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijeat.B10561282S18/18©BEIESP
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Abstract: The main objective of this study is to investigate the mechanical properties of engineered cementitious composites with different levels of ordinary portland cement of Grade 53 by adding Rice Husk Ash and Polypropylene fibres of different percentages. In order to achieve target mix, Chryso Optima S682(HRWR based admixture) has been incorporated with a dosage level of 3%. Cubes of 50mm*50mm*50mm, Cylinders of 75mm*150mm and prisms of 360mm*75mm*50mm were cast and evaluated. The compressive strength of 7, 14 and 28 days have been obtained. Outcomes pertaining to the mechanical properties of rice husk ash at 28 days were quite encouraging and the optimum percentage of rice husk ash was found to be 5% in engineered cementitious composites
Keywords: Rice Husk Ash, Strength Characteristics, Levels of Replacement.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials