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Use of coconut shells in concrete

Author(s):

Prabhat Sharma , L.N Malviya Infra Projects Pvt. Ltd.; Sooraj Jain, Laxmi narian college of technology-E

Keywords:

Strength, Coconut Shells, Concrete, Environment, Sustainability

Abstract

Concrete properties with coconut shells (CS) as partial replacement of aggregate were studied. Conventional concrete with natural aggregate and CS concrete with 10 - 20% coarse aggregate replacement with CS were made. Two mixes contains coconut shells and fly ash was also added in the mix with coconut shells, water cement ratio was strictly maintain as 0.4. in this research project Properties of concrete like compressive strength, split tensile strength, water absorption and moisture migration was tested and studied in the laboratory. Present study shows that density, workability, compressive strength and split tensile strength of the concretes decreases with increase in percent of Coconut shells. Permeable voids, absorption and sorption is increased with increase in coconut shells percent. Replacement of coarse aggregate with equivalent weight of fly ash had no effect when it is compared with properties of Coconut shells replaced concrete.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV3I70031
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2015
Page(s): 52-57

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