Experimental Study on Partial Replacement of Sand by Ceramic Waste in Concrete

Author(s): G. Sivaprakash, V. Saravana Kumar and Lakhi Jyoti Saikia

With the ever increase in the demand of river sand and decrease in its availability, there is an immediate need for finding suitable alternatives which can replace sand partially or at a high proportion. Many research study investigates the effect of several waste products such as Glass sheet powder, Incinerated Sewage sludge, foundary bed waste, crushed rock flour, building demolition waste in the partial replacement of river sand. Utilization of Ceramic waste is one of the active research area that encompass the effectiveness of replacement in all the aspects of construction materials. It is very essential to develop eco-friendly concrete from ceramic waste. This paper deals with the experimental study on the mechanical strength properties of M25 grade concrete with the partial replacement of sand by using ceramic waste. In order to analyze the mechanical properties such as compressive, split tensile, flexural strength, the samples were casted with 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50% replacement of sand using ceramic waste and tested for different periods of curing like 7 days, 14 days and 28 days. The optimum of percentage addition of Ceramic waste is analyzed considering the requirements of mechanical properties of concrete

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