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Title: Effect of mineral admixtures on fresh, mechanical and durability properties of RAP inclusive concrete
Authors: Singh S.
Ransinchung, Gondaimei D.R.N.
Kumar, Praveen Kishore
Published in: Construction and Building Materials
Abstract: This study deals with improvement in the properties of ABTRAP (Beneficiated RAP aggregates by Abrasion & Attrition technique) inclusive concrete by incorporating mineral admixtures such as Silica Fume (SF), Fly ash (FA) and Sugarcane Bagasse Ash (SCBA). 6 mixes were prepared by partially replacing Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) by SF (5% &10%), FA (10% & 20%) and SCBA (5% & 10%). Maximum improvement in compressive, flexural and split tensile strength of ABTRAPC mix was found when 10% OPC was part replaced by SF followed by 20% replacement by FA and 5% replacement by SCBA. Even SF20 mix showed comparable strength to that of natural aggregate concrete (NAC) mix. Reductions in permeable voids, water absorption, initial rate and coefficient of water absorption and improved abrasion resistance was observed for all the considered mixes. A power regression equation (flexural strength = 0.368 × (compressive strength)0.72) of high co-relation (R2 = 0.93) was established to predict flexural strength from compressive strength results of ABTRAPC mixes. Based on the finding of the present part of investigation, it is recommended to replace 10% OPC by SF, FA (20% in sulphate free environment) and 5% by SCBA in ABTRAP inclusive concrete mixes. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
Citation: Construction and Building Materials(2017), 156(): 19-27
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Bagasse ash
Fly ash
Mineral admixtures
Silica fume
ISSN: 9500618
Author Scopus IDs: 57194233849
Author Affiliations: Singh, S., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee247667, India
Ransinchung, G.D., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee247667, India
Kumar, P., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee247667, India
Funding Details: Investigators are thankful to M/s N.B.C.C. Ltd., India for funding the ongoing research project (Project No. NBC-931-CED). The authors are thankful to Uttam Sugar mill, India for providing Sugarcane Bagasse ash for the present investigation. Assistance provided by Mr. Shiv Kumar, Instrumentation Centre, IIT Roorkee, India is highly acknowledged. Constant help provided by Shreya Pandey (Student, IIT-BHU, India) and Arjit Bhardwaj (Student, PEC, Chandigarh, India) is also acknowledged.
Corresponding Author: Singh, S.; Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email:
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