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To Study the Behavior of Concrete By Partial Replacement of Recycled Coarse Aggregate With Recycled Plastic Granules | Original Article

Er. Shevale Shubhangi Sandip*, S. K. Nalawade, in Journal of Advances in Science and Technology | Science & Technology


In this research low density poly ethylene (LDPE) granules used as replacement for coarse aggregate for producing concrete cubes and cylinders has been investigated and reported. LDPE based concrete cubes and cylinders were cast manually and the strength of the test concrete in terms of compression and split tension were experimentally evaluated. It is found that the strength of plastic replaced concrete in terms of compression and split tension can be comparable with the conventional concrete. The present study is aimed at concrete mix with partial replacement of coarse aggregate by LDPE granules (0, 10, 20 and 30) that will provide an advantage in reducing the dead weight of structure. This mix in the form of cubes and cylinders were subjected to compression and split tension to ascertain the strength parameter. Hence the use of plastic granules in concrete making is not only beneficial but also helpful in disposal of plastic wastes.