BEHAVIOUR OF CONCRETE USING GGBS AND VERMICULITE AS PARTIAL REPLACEMENT FOR CEMENT AND FINE AGGREGATE
Publication Date : 19/03/2019
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Concrete is the most widely used construction material in Civil Engineering industry because of its high structural strength and stability. The main ingredient in the conventional concrete is Portland cement. The amount of cement production emits approximately equal amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. GROUND GRANULATED BLAST SLAG (GGBS) is a new mineral admixture, whose potential is not fully utilized. Blast Furnace slag has been used extensively as a successful replacement material for Portland cement in concrete materials. M30 grade concrete are used. Vermiculite extremely has low density and thermal conductivity continue to use in concrete over other filler materials. Various mix combinations with a partial replacement of 25% and 30%, 40% by GGBS and Vermiculite. This replacement had proved to have some economic benefits as well as time effective in concreting for the future. Vermiculite in concrete that can be used for improving shrinkage, crack resistance, fire resistance and reduces environmental impact and also reduce the cost. The concrete cubes are cast and test for compressive strength after curing period of 7 &28 days.The integrated approach of working on safe disposal and utilization can lead to advantageous effects on the ecology and environmental also.