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Comparison of Properties of Conventional Concrete with Light Weight Concrete Mix Prepared by Partial Replacement of Coarse Aggregate


Shahnawaz Ansari , Amity University Rajasthan; Prof. H. S. Sharma, Amity University Rajasthan


Light Weight Concrete, Coconut Shell, Compressive Strength


The rising value of construction materials in many countries needs to research and implement of different alternative materials in civil engineering construction. In India concerning 890 million tones of solid wastes are being generated annually as byproducts throughout industrial and agricultural. The above wastes can be used as aggregate in concrete for production of light weight concrete. A mid this study, coconut shell is utilized as light weight mix in concrete. The undertaking paper goes for examining compressive strength characteristics with partially replacement of coarse aggregate combination with coconut shell to supply light weight concrete with partially different percentage (0%, 15%, and 30%) to urge smart strength like standard concrete. 18 concrete cubes are casted with mix proportion (1:1:2) and their mechanical properties are determined and compared with standard concrete.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I40181
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2017
Page(s): 418-420

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