—The demand of natural sand in the construction
industry has increased a lot resulting in the reduction of sources
and an increase in price. Thus an increased need to identify a
suitable substitute, that is eco-friendly and inexpensive quarry
dust being extensively used as an alternative to the sand in the
production of concrete. In this paper an attempt has been made
to determine the properties of hollow concrete blocks produced
by replacing sand by quarry dust. Both partial (i.e.50% ) and
complete replacement has been tried with and without
admixtures. Four different proportions have been considered.
In two proportions studies have been made by considering
different W/C ratios.
—Concrete, quarry dust, sand, admixture,
H. S. Sureshchandra is with the Dept. of Civil Engineering, PES College
of Engineering, Mandya, India (e-mail: email@example.com.)
G. Sarangapani is with Dept. of Civil Engineering,The National Insitute
of Engg, Mysore, India.
B. G. Naresh Kumar is with Maharaja Institute of Technology, Mysore,
Cite:H. S. Sureshchandra, G. Sarangapani, and B. G. Naresh Kumar, "Experimental Investigation on the Effect of Replacement of Sand by Quarry Dust in Hollow Concrete Block for Different Mix Proportions," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 15-19, 2014.