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Crushed Sand a Substitute for River Sand as a Fine Aggregate in Concrete


Saurabh A. Dhon , Fabtech College of Engineering and Research, Sangola.; Dhulappa B. Borkar, Fabtech College of Engineering and Research, Sangola.


Crushed Sand, Fine Aggregate, Concrete, Compressive Strength


Concrete is a dominant part of construction industry. In India, ordinary concrete contains natural sand obtained from riverbeds as fine aggregates. In recent times with a boost in construction activities, there is a significant increase in the consumption of concrete causing the scarcity of natural sand. Because of several environmental issues thereby government imposing a ban on the uncontrolled use of natural sand. This has resulted in the significant rise in cost of natural sand. Therefore, to find a substitute to river sand has become the necessary in last two decades. The progressive use of crushed sand will conserve the natural resources for the sustainable development of the concrete in construction industry.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I90078
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2018
Page(s): 21-22

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