Experimental Study of Fly Ash Based Geo-Polymer Concrete Using Silica Fume and Quartz Powder

Authors(2) :-Jay A. Desai, V. R. Panchal and Jay K. Bhavsar

Geo-polymer concrete has gained attention of Civil engineers due to low carbon foot prints. In this study, M30 grade geo-polymer concrete is developed with fly ash, silica fume and quartz powder as source materials & Sodium Silicate and Sodium Hydroxide as an alkaline solution. Geo-polymer concrete mixes are prepared with alkaline solution to binder ratio as 0.35 by weight. The fly ash is replaced with silica fume & quartz powder in ratio of 5% and 10% to enhance mechanical properties, respectively. The concrete is cured at 60c temperature in oven for 24 hours. The various parameters such as compressive strength, split tensile strength and workability are studied. Mechanical properties and optimum percentage of silica fume and quartz powder are investigated. In this experimental study, it is observed that presence of silica fume and quartz powder enhances the compressive strength up to 26% and split tensile strength up to 45%.

Authors and Affiliations

Jay A. Desai
Postgraduate Student (Structural Engineering) Department of Civil Engineering, Chandubhai S. Patel Institute of Technology, Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa, Gujarat, India
V. R. Panchal and Jay K. Bhavsar
Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Chandubhai S. Patel Institute of Technology, Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa, Gujarat, India

Alkaline solution, Fly Ash, Quartz Powder, Silica fume, Compressive strength, Split tensile strength.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 5 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-10
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 207-211
Manuscript Number : CE037
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Jay A. Desai, V. R. Panchal and Jay K. Bhavsar, " Experimental Study of Fly Ash Based Geo-Polymer Concrete Using Silica Fume and Quartz Powder, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.207-211, March-April.2018
URL : http://ijsrset.com/CE037

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