Flex-Crete: Low Cost Concrete Using Old Vinyl Flex Banners as Partial Replacement of Coarse Aggregate – Solid Waste Management Perspective

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Volume-30 Number-4
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Saravanan J, Sridhar M
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V30P236


Saravanan J, Sridhar M"Flex-Crete: Low Cost Concrete Using Old Vinyl Flex Banners as Partial Replacement of Coarse Aggregate – Solid Waste Management Perspective", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V30(4),188-191 December 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Concrete is the main construction material used all over the world. With the rapid growth in the industry, consumption of natural resources also increases. Consumption of natural resources will be a serious problem if exceeds the limits of mining. Though it is not possible to fully replace the conventional concrete ingredients, partial replacement becomes necessary at this moment. But the thing is we should confirm necessity of replacement without considerably affect the strength requirement. In this paper, we have proposed to investigate the effect of replacement of coarse aggregates with flex banner, being a man made solid waste which can pose very serious environmental problems on solid waste management perspective. As flex banners has all severe effects as plastics, it becomes essential to find out the solution for the disposal option for them. It is considered as one approach here as using them for replacing the coarse aggregate. With usual compressive strength testing of cubes for replacement of two different percentages (10 % and 20 %) the results reveals that, there is no big difference in strength of concrete when replacing 10% and we cannot go beyond in replacement than 10%, since 20% replacement leads to deficient strength achievement for concrete.


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Low Cost Concrete, Vinyl Flex Banners, Compressive Strength, Coarse Aggregate Replacement, Flex-crete.