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Strength and Corrosion Resistance Properties of Ggbs Concrete Containing Quarry Dust as Fine Aggregate

A. Krishnamoorthy and R. Aswini
Department of Civil Engineering, Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Melmaruvathur, India

Abstract—Demand for natural sand in concrete is increasing day by day. The experimental study undertaken to investigate the influence of partial replacement of cement with ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) in concrete containing quarry dust as fine aggregate. Tests were conducted to determine the optimum level of replacement of GGBFS in quarry dust concrete. GGBS is obtained as By-product of steel manufacturing industries. Now a days utilization of industrial soil waste or secondary materials has encouraged in construction field for the production of cement and concrete because it contribute to reducing the consumption of natural resources. The main focus of this study is to find out the strength, durability and Corrosion resistance properties of concrete in which fine aggregate is fully replaced by Quarry dust and Cement is partially replaced by 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% . The resistance to corrosion is evaluated based on the performance of the concrete for penetration of chloride ions by means of impressed voltage technique in saline medium and Gravimetric weight loss method.

Index Terms—GGBS, quarry dust, calcium nitrate, compressive strength, durability, corrosion resistance

Cite: A. Krishnamoorthy and R. Aswini, "Strength and Corrosion Resistance Properties of Ggbs Concrete Containing Quarry Dust as Fine Aggregate," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.175-177, May 2015. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.4.2.175-177