Experimental Studies on Concrete Replacing Fine Aggregate with Blast Furnace Slags

J. Selwyn Babu, Dr. N. Mahendran
2014 International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technoloy  
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
more » ... me 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.
doi:10.14445/22315381/ijett-v10p273 fatcat:smqp7wafz5bgfl4x6mwszub3ai