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Experimental Investigation on Hot Weather Concrete using Cera Plast

Author(s):

Siva Prakash C , ERODE SENGUNTHAR ENGINEERING COLLEGE; Sharmiladevi S, ERODE SENGUNTHAR ENGINEERING COLLEGE; Velmurugan S, ANNAI MATHAMMAL SHEELA ENGINEERING COLLEGE; Boobala Krishnan K V, ERODE SENGUNTHAR ENGINEERING COLLEGE

Keywords:

Hot Weather Concrete, Fly Ash, CERA PLAST, Super Plasticizer

Abstract

Concrete is widely used in structural engineering with its high compressive strength, low cost and abundant raw material. But common concrete has some shortcomings, for example, low tensile and flexural strength, poor toughness, high brittleness, and so on that restrict its application. To overcome these deficiencies, additional materials are added to improve the performance of concrete. The main purpose of this experimental investigation is to study the behaviour of Hot Weather Concrete (HWC). In this investigation HWC was manufactured by usual ingredients such as cement, fine aggregate, coarse aggregate, water and mineral admixtures such as Fly ash at replacement level of 5 % by weight of cement and manufacture sand is 50 % replaced by fine aggregate. The amount of CERA PLAST Super Plasticizer is added in the concrete is in the range of 0.25 %, 0.5 % and 1.0 % by volume of concrete. The water cement ratio adopted is 0.45. Specimens such as cubes, cylinders and prisms were cast and tested for above mixes viz. The mechanical properties of concrete such as compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength of concrete is tested at 7, 14 and 28 curing days.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I31406
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2015
Page(s): 3375-3380

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