Influence of Glass Powder on the Properties Of Concrete

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)
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Volume-16 Number-5
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Veena V. Bhat , N. Bhavanishankar Rao


Veena V. Bhat , N. Bhavanishankar Rao. "Influence of Glass Powder on the Properties Of Concrete ", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V16(5),196-199 Oct 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


Glass is commonly used in building / construction industries and large amount of glass is powdered daily. The disposal of waste glass is an environmental issue as waste glass causes disposal problem. Today the construction industry is in need of finding cost effective materials for increasing the strength of concrete structures. Glass powder finer than 600 µ is reported to have pozzolanic behaviour. An attempt is made to investigate the possibility of using the waste glass powder as the partial replacement of ordinary Portland cement in concrete. Concrete with replacement of cement by waste glass powder such as 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% were produced and properties of this concrete has been compared with concrete of control mix with no replacement. Cube specimens of 24 numbers were cast, cured and tested for 7 day and 28 days strength. Compression test was conducted and the results were compared. The findings revealed an increase in compressive strength with the increase in the replacement of cement by glass powder. To reduce the demand for cement, glass powder replacements can be adopted. The replacement of glass powder decreases the unit weight as well as the porosity as indicated by the decrease in water absorption. It reduces the quantity of cement to be used in concrete. Also glass powder is proved to be economical and is considered as environmental friendly construction material.


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Glass powder, solid waste, compressive strength, curing, replacement of cement, cost effective material.