Experimental Studies and Analysis of Strength Properties of High Volumes of Slag Concrete for Rigid Pavements
T. Vijaya Gowri1, P. Sravana2, P. Srinivasa Rao3
1T. Vijaya Gowri, Associate Professor, B. V. Raju Institute of Technology, Narsapur (Telangana), India.
2P. Sravana, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (Telangana), India.
3P. Srinivasa Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (Telangana), India.
Manuscript received on March 18, 2018. | Revised Manuscript received on March 28, 2018. | Manuscript published on April 15, 2018. | PP: 1-7 | Volume-5, Issue-4, April 2018. | Retrieval Number: D1064045418
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Abstract: Concrete is one of the most prevalent construction materials, in which cement is the main ingredient, playing important role in gaining the strength and also binding material. However, the higher consumption of cement raises its production which decreases sustainability of natural materials like limestone. In this context, the significance of substituting material is being increased. In the present study, GGBS (Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag) is used as the substituting material of cement with a proportion of 50:50. Ordinary Concrete (OC) without GGBS and High Volumes of Slag Concrete (HVSC) Cubes of size 150mm and beams of size 100 mm X 100 mm x 500 mm for various water-cement and water-binder ratios ranging from 0.55 – 0.27 are cast and tested for Compressive Strength and Flexural Strength for 28 days. Relations between w/c or w/b, Compressive Strength and Flexural strength of OC and HVSC are developed and represented by Nomograms. It is useful while choosing a mix for rigid pavements.
Keywords: Ordinary Concrete, High Volumes of Slag Concrete, Compressive Strength, Flexural Strength and Nomograms.