Experimental Investigation of Egg Shell Powder as Partial Replacement with Cement in Concrete

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Volume-14 Number-2
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : D.Gowsika , S.Sarankokila , K.Sargunan


D.Gowsika , S.Sarankokila , K.Sargunan. "Experimental Investigation of Egg Shell Powder as Partial Replacement with Cement in Concrete", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V14(2),65-68 Aug 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group


This paper reports the results of experiments evaluating the use of egg shell powder from egg production industry as partial replacement for ordinary Portland cement in cement mortar. The chemical composition of the egg shell powder and com-pressive strength of the cement mortar was determined. The ce-ment mortar of mix proportion 1:3 in which cement is partially replaced with egg shell powder as 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30% by weight of cement. The compressive strength was deter-mined at curing ages 28 days. There was a sharp decrease in compressive strength beyond 5% egg shell powder substitution. The admixtures used are Saw Dust ash, Fly Ash and Micro silica to enhance the strength of the concrete mix with 5% egg shell powder as partial replacement for cement. In this direction, an experimental investigation of compressive strength, split tensile strength, and Flexural strength was undertaken to use egg shell powder and admixtures as partial replacement for cement in concrete.


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Egg shell powder, cement mortar, Saw dust ash, Fly ash, Micro silica, compressive strength, split tensile strength, Flexural strength.