Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beam Containing Micro Silica and Nano Silica

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
© 2017 by IJETT Journal
Volume-48 Number-3
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Arunbalaji G, Nanthakumar N, Suganya R
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V48P225


Arunbalaji G, Nanthakumar N, Suganya R "Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beam Containing Micro Silica and Nano Silica", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V48(3),140-146 June 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

Silica fume is the one of the most popular pozzolana, whose addition to concrete mixtures results in lower porosity, permeability and bleeding. The aim of this study is to examine the mechanical properties of cement concrete with and without silica fume and Nano silica particles. The work focused on concrete mixes having a fixed water/binder ratio of 0.53. The percentages of silica fume that replaced cement in this research were: 10% and nano silica added were 0%, 0.5%, 1.0% and 1.5%. Development of mechanical strength indicates that replacement of 10 % micro silica and addition of 0.5% of nano silica as optimal proportion.


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concrete compressive strength, flextural strength, water cement ratio line diagram.