Health Analysis of High Performance Concrete Using Zeolite and Coconut Fibre
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2017 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2017|
|Authors : Gayathri.R, Dr.Dhanalakshmi.G
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V45P230|
Gayathri.R, Dr.Dhanalakshmi.G " Health Analysis of High Performance Concrete Using Zeolite and Coconut Fibre ", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V45(3),132-136 March 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
Concrete is the vital material used in construction. Concrete the most extensively used construction material consumes natural materials leading to environmental concerns about utilization of raw materials and also emission of Co2 during production of cement. Portland cement industry is responsible for approximately 7% of global Co2 emission. Hence certain conventional micro materials like zeolite are available in the market which can be used as supplementary cementatious material (SCM) thereby enhancing the quality and performance of concrete and leading to less pollutant environment. An experimental investigation is carried out to evaluate the mechanical properties of concrete mixtures containing zeolite and coconut fibers in a binary blended system by replacing cement by zeolite up to 20%. Here optimum amount of coconut fiber and various percentages of zeolite are added by weight of cement to the concrete mixture. The structural strength of such a binary mix is investigated by studying their Mechanical properties. The Mechanical properties are examined by Compressive strength, Split Tensile strength and Flexure strength test. The replacement has shown improved strength compared with that of a conventional concrete.
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Coconut fiber, Concrete, Mechanical properties, Supplementary Cementatious Material (SCM), Zeolite.