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Analysis of Concrete for Optimum Use of Waste Material in Cement Concrete Precast Products | Original Article

Aniket D. Tonde*, Suraj S. Bhagat, Pranil P. Bondre, Shrikant A. Bondre, U. J. Pathak, in Journal of Advances in Science and Technology | Science & Technology


The rapid development in housing and infrastructure from last one decade continuously takes place in India. Along with that naturally the product required to overcome this development produce in mass quantities like Pavement blocks, which are known as industrial products of precast made up by concrete, having various shapes and sizes utilizes in huge quantity in housing and infrastructure construction. The conventional materials in manufacturing these blocks are utilized in large quantity, which may create impact on natural resources. To overcome these impact, we can use different materials such as, Sisal fiber, waste glass, fly ash etc, which helps to save natural resources and achieve economy so that buyers and sellers of these type of materials can also get benefited. The present experimental research investigation examines the effect of waste glass, fly ash and sisal fibers at partial replacement of fine aggregate and cement respectively, Experiment is done on M20 mix, with 15, 30 45 partial replacement of both sand and cement. Similarly, sisal fiber is also added in the concrete paving block in 1, 1.5 and 2 of weight of cement, so as to provide compressive strength to the same. After getting optimum percentage of all these, further experimental work is intended over the use of all these three in a single paving block. The replaced ingredients in this research are artificial waste or partially natural waste. Experimentation is carried out to find the compressive strength, abrasion resistance of the concrete paving blocks. Further these studies compare economical aspect of conventional product and new manufactured product.