Behavior of R.C. Element with Partial Replacement of Copper Slag as a Fine Aggregate on the Properties of Concrete
M. Selvaradjou1, R. Baskar2, S .Senthil Selvam3
1M. Selvaradjou, Research Scholar, Annamalai University, Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu), India.
2R. Baskar, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Annamalai University, Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu), India.
3S. Senthil Selvam, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 28 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 November 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 November 2019 | PP: 1352-1357 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: F12380986S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F1238.0986S319
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Abstract: In recent years, it is a fact that the quantity of good quality natural sand goes on draining. In most of the regions, river sands are abused, which results in severe environmental problems, river banks stability and the safety of bridges. The excessive transportation cost is the major impact for the river sands to be more expensive. In the total concrete volume, about 65 to 80% is occupied by the aggregates. These problems can be overcome by using slag instead of sands. Slag is a by-product which is made from metal industries like glass, ash plastics, etc as waste materials. These slags are a fine substitute and coarse aggregate to be cast in the concretes and mortars compositions. In accordance, for replacing fine aggregate several research works are carried out and that solved by using copper slag. Replacing sand with copper slag of about 40% is proven by most of research as an efficient aggregate. Our research, industrial by-products are applied in order to increase the 40% copper slag. This composition will be a fine aggregate in concrete to 50%, 60%. In another way by using silica fume or marble dust in 10%, 20% and 30% it will be fine aggregate for the concretes
Keywords: Concrete Behavior Properties Transportation.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Structures