Partial Replacement of Low-Density Polyethylene by Fine Aggregate in Concrete
Publication Date : 23/03/2020
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In India, Due to fast growing construction industry, the demand for sand has increased tremendously, causing deficiency of suitable river sand. Currently construction industry is finding cost effective material for increasing the strength of concrete and replacement of sand in concrete. This paper is an experimental investigation to study the characteristic of plain concrete using Low Density Polyethylene for the partial replacement of fine aggregates. The ldpe powder is mixed with natural aggregate to prepare concrete. The concrete mix of grade M20 (i.e. 1:1.6:2.9) was adopted with water cement ratio 0.5, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% of fine aggregate is replaced by ldpe powder. Concrete cubes were casted with LDPE powder (fine aggregate). The test specimens were cured and tested for compressive strength as per IS specifications at 7 days and 28 days. When the LDPE powder is replaced up to definite percentage of fine aggregates.
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