A Comprehensive Experimental Study on the Performance of Fly Ash concrete
Asma Abd Elhameed Hussein1, Nasir Shafiq2, Muhd Fadhil Nuruddini3
1Asma Abd Elhameed Hussein, Ph.D Student, Civil Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak, Malaysia.
2Nasir Shafiq, Associate Professor Dr. Civil Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak, Malaysia.
3Muhd Fadhil Nuruddin, Professor Dr. Civil Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on July 12, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on August 13, 2013. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2013. | PP: 135-142 | Volume-2, Issue-6, August 2013. | Retrieval Number: F1998082613/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: In this study, the effect of fly ash on concrete workability, compressive strength, splitting tensile strength and bond strength was investigated. The ordinary Portland cement was replaced with 5 to 50% fly ash, it was observed that 10 % fly ash showed the highest compressive strength at all ages, use of 15%-30% fly ash significantly increased the compressive strength at 90 and 180 days. The fly ash improved the bond strength of concrete at all replacement levels. It was concluded that 10%FA and 15%FA were the optimum replacement levels for all the investigated properties.
Keywords: Fly Ash, workability, Compressive Strength, Splitting Tensile Strength, Bond strength, Pull out test.