Experimental Investigation on Partial Replacement of Cement with Metakaoline, Fly Ash and Silica Fume in Concrete

Experimental Investigation on Partial Replacement of Cement with Metakaoline, Fly Ash and Silica Fume in Concrete

C. Pradeep Kumar, L. Anandhi

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Abstract. The process of construction begins some thousand years ago and the monuments that we are seeing are the proof for that. The materials that are being used in the construction some thousand years ago are not the same which are being used nowadays. The construction materials get modified and new inventions are taking place due to the continuous research. The scope of this project is to make building materials sustainable and to make them eco-friendly. In the olden days lime was used as a mortar and now it’s being replaced by cement. But still research is going on to make better binding materials to make construction reliable. As an initiative, in our project we are going to partially replace cement with metakaoline, fly ash and silica fume simultaneously. We are going to replace cement with each additive in the order of 5%, 7.5%, 10%, 12.5%, and 15%. Therefore, the summation of replacement of all additives will be in the order of 15%, 22.5%, 30%, 37.5%, 45%. The concrete specimens are casted based on the replacement ratios along with the conventional concrete specimens. The specimens are subjected to the various laboratory tests and it was found that a 10% replacement of cement with additive materials to be optimum.

Metakaoline, Silica Fume, Fly Ash, RCPT, Acid Test

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Citation: C. Pradeep Kumar, L. Anandhi, Experimental Investigation on Partial Replacement of Cement with Metakaoline, Fly Ash and Silica Fume in Concrete, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 23, pp 50-59, 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644901953-7

The article was published as article 7 of the book Sustainable Materials and Smart Practices

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