Volume 5 Number 1 (Feb. 2014)
IJESD 2014 Vol.5(1): 15-19 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.443

Experimental Investigation on the Effect of Replacement of Sand by Quarry Dust in Hollow Concrete Block for Different Mix Proportions

H. S. Sureshchandra, G. Sarangapani, and B. G. Naresh Kumar
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Concrete, quarry dust, sand, admixture, compressive strength.

H. S. Sureshchandra is with the Dept. of Civil Engineering, PES College of Engineering, Mandya, India (e-mail: schandra_pes@yahoo.co.in.)
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, India.

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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.





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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print); 2972-3698 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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