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Behaviour of self-compacting concrete using different mineral powders additions in ternary blends
P. Danish,
Published in Fundatia Serban Solacolu
Volume: 50
Issue: 2
Pages: 232 - 239
Gainful utilization of mineral admixtures like Metakaolin (MK), Fly Ash (FA) and filler material like Waste Marble Powder (WMP) in various construction practices has become a new topic of interest in research area. This paper presents the studies regarding the use of MK and FA as cement substitution (partial) and WMP as fine aggregate replacement (partial) in Self-Compacting +Concrete (SCC). The pozzolanic nature of the MK and FA due to their high silica and alumina content enables them to be the most valuable Supplementary Cementing Materials (SCM’s) for utilization in the production of SCC. The MK was used as partial replacement of cement in seven different proportions of 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5 and 20% while as the FA replacement level (by weight of cement) was kept fixed at 15%. The fine aggregate was partially replaced by 20% WMP. To evaluate the influence of FA, the control mix with 15% FA substitution of cement was also designed. Thus, a total of nine mixes including the reference mix without fly ash were designed. The different tests to evaluate the workability were performed, which are presented in this paper. The specimens were tested in the hardened state at different ages for assessing the mechanical properties of SCC. The use of ternary binding blends consists of OPC+FA+MK and addition of WMP as fine aggregate replacement have shown a positive impact on fresh and mechanical characteristics of SCC. A significant correlation has also been observed between fresh properties and hardened properties of SCC. © 2020, Fundatia Serban Solacolu. All rights reserved.
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JournalRevista Romana de Materiale/ Romanian Journal of Materials
PublisherFundatia Serban Solacolu