Feasibility Study on the Utilization of Manufactured Sand as a Partial Replacement for River Sand

Feasibility Study on the Utilization of Manufactured Sand as a Partial Replacement for River Sand

B. Vijaya, S. Senthil Selvan

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Abstract. Continuous extraction of sand is having a huge impact on the natural river beds which has resulted in lowering of water table and a decrease in the amount of sediment supply. Despite the quantity of sand used in our day-to-day activities, our dependence on sand is significantly increasing. The use of manufactured sand as a fine aggregate in concrete draws the attention of many investigators and researchers. The present investigation includes the study of soundness and EDAX .The test results depicted that for M-sand substituted concrete the loss of weight, when subjected to alternate cycles of freezing and thawing when tested with magnesium and sodium sulphate solution was found to be less when compared with natural sand. The important observation is that the inclusion of manufactured sand in concrete reduces the pores present in concrete resulting in matrix densification and makes the concrete impermeable and substantially reduces the rate of oxygen diffusion and reduces the corrosion process as well. This paper also focuses on the effect of manufactured sand as a fine aggregate in the elastic and bond characteristics of concrete.

River Sand, Manufactured Sand, Soundness Test, EDAX, Modulus of Elasticity, Pull Out Test

Published online 8/15/2021, 7 pages
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Citation: B. Vijaya, S. Senthil Selvan, Feasibility Study on the Utilization of Manufactured Sand as a Partial Replacement for River Sand, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 19, pp 215-221, 2021

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644901618-27

The article was published as article 27 of the book Recent Advancements in Geotechnical Engineering

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