Study on Strength and Durability of Concrete by Partial Replacement of Fine Aggregate Using Crushed Spent Fire Bricks

Tomme: LVI (LX) | Fascicle: 2 | 2010
Pages: 51-64
Abstract text:
Concrete is the most undisputable and indispensable material being used in infrastructure development throughout the world. Umpteen varieties of concretes (FAC, HVFAC, FRC, HPC, HSC, and others) were researched in several laboratories and brought to the field to suit the specific needs. Although natural fine aggregates (i.e., river sand) are so far and/or will be superior to any other material in making concrete, their availability is continuously being depleted due to the intentional overexploitation through out the Globe. Hence, partial or full replacement of fine aggregates by the other compatible materials like sintered fly ash, crushed rock dust, quarry dust, glass powder, recycled concrete dust, and others are being researched from past two decades, in view of conserving the ecological balance. In this direction, an experimental investigation of strength and durability was undertaken to use “Spent Fire Bricks” (SFB) (i.e. waste material from foundry bed and walls; and lining of chimney which is adopted in many industries) for partial replacement of fine aggregate in concrete.
Key Words:
Spent Fire Bricks (SFB), Crushed Spent Fire Bricks (CSFB).

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Author(s) Information

S. Keerthinarayana
Affiliation: Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, India.
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R. Srinivasan
Affiliation: Tamilnadu College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, India.

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