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Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Concrete Incorporating used Foundry


Suraj Shivaji Shinde , Trinity Polytechnic, Pune; Mayur Bansode, Trinity Polytechnic, Pune; Tejas Awad, Trinity Polytechnic, Pune


Foundry Sand, Mechanical Properties


Now a days good quality natural river sand is not readily available, is to be transported from a long distance. These resources are also exhausting very rapidly. So there is a need to find alternative to natural river sand. Natural river sand takes millions of years for its formation and is not renewable. As a substitute to natural sand, artificial sand is used as a complete replacement. In this project the behavior of concrete is assured by partially replacing the natural sand with foundry sand which is a waste product from machine industries. The experimental work is mainly concern with the study of mechanical properties like compressive strength, split tensile strength and as well as flexural strength of concrete by partial replacement of artificial sand by foundry sad as fine aggregate. Tests over carried out on cubes, cylinders to studies the mechanical properties of concrete using foundries and compare with concrete with natural sand as fine aggregate. Artificial sand was replaced with three percentages (0 %, 10 %, 20% & 30 %) of Waste Foundry Sand by weight. Compression test, splitting tensile strength test and flexural strength test were carried out to evaluate the strength properties of concrete at the age of 7 &28 days. Test results showed a nominal increasing strength and durability properties of concrete by the addition of waste foundry sand as a partial replacement of natural sand.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV8I10824
Published in: Volume : 8, Issue : 1
Publication Date: 01/04/2020
Page(s): 1085-1087

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