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Ceramic Dust as Construction Material in Rigid Pavement

Electricwala Fatima1, Ankit Jhamb1, Rakesh Kumar1,

1Civil Engineering Department, S.V. National Institute of Technology Surat, Gujarat, India

American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2013, 1(5), 112-116. DOI: 10.12691/ajcea-1-5-5
Published online: August 25, 2017

Abstract

Ceramic dust is produced as waste from ceramic bricks, roof and floor tiles and stoneware waste industries. Concrete (M35) was made by replacing % (up to 30%) of cement (OPC 53) grade with ceramic dust (passing 75µm) shows good workability, compressive strength, split-tensile strength, flexural strength and elastic modulus. In this experimental investigation, concrete specimens were tested at different age for different mechanical properties. The results show that with water – cement ratio (0.46), core compressive strength increase by 3.9% to 5.6% by replacing 20% cement content with ceramic dust. It was observed that no significant change in flexural strength and split-tensile strength when compared to the conventional concrete.

Keywords:

ceramic dust, cement, rigid pavement, flexural test
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