Experimental Studies on Concrete Replacing Fine Aggregate with Blast Furnace Slags
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2014 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2014|
|Authors : J. Selwyn Babu , Dr. N. Mahendran
J. Selwyn Babu , Dr. N. Mahendran. "Experimental Studies on Concrete Replacing Fine Aggregate with Blast Furnace Slags", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V10(8),387-389 April 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
In our world today, concrete has become ubiquitous. It is hard to imagine modern life without it. Approximately five billion tonnes of concrete are used around the world each year. The increasing popularity of concrete as a construction material is placing a huge burden on the natural sand reserves of all countries. In view of the environmental problems faced today considering the fast reduction of natural resources like sand and crushed granite aggregate, engineers have become aware to extend the practice of partially replacing fine aggregate with waste materials. In this present study blast furnace slag from two sources were replaced with fine aggregate and the properties of concrete were studied. The optimum percentages of replacement of these materials were found out. The result obtained encourages the use of these materials as a replacement material for fine aggregate.
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Blast Furnace Slag, Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag, Fine aggregate replacement.