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An Experimental Investigation on Use of Copper Slag and Fibre in Concrete

Author(s):

P. Ramalingam , SRI SHANMUGHA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ; V. S. Aarthi, SRI SHANMUGHA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ; V. Gayathri, SRI SHANMUGHA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ; M. Kurunji, SRI SHANMUGHA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ; R. Poorani, SRI SHANMUGHA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Keywords:

copper slag, polypropylene fibres, steel fibres

Abstract

Construction field requires numerous resources than any other field. Apart from all the sources, concrete requires these resources as their fundamental part. As natural resources are getting depleted at a rapid rate one of them is river sand, so there is necessity for the sector to find the secondary solution to meet the infrastructure exigency. Mortar is the normal binding material used in construction field for masonry and plastering works. The utilization of sand replacement materials is well accepted, since it leads to several possible improvements in the concrete composites, as well as the overall economy. Copper slag is one of the materials which is considered as a by-product in the manufacturing process of Copper. Slag has bio potential of getting developed as suitable alternative material to these resources. Copper slag has the characteristics likely to that of sand. The generation of early cracks in the concrete structures is another unrevealed problem in construction field. Here we made an attempt to use steel fibers and polypropylene fibers in the concrete in order to reduce it. In this paper, investigation is done for a M25 grade of concrete. Compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength test were performed and results were analyzed. In a case copper slag is added up to 40% as a replacement of fine aggregate and it gives the maximum results in all the strength parameters. The Fibre is added to the volume of cement with various proportions from 0.5 %, 1 %, 1.5%. The ratio of 0.5% Fibre for cement with 40% copper slag gives the maximum results it is observed that strength is increased upto 52%.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I20033
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2017
Page(s): 398-400

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