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Partial Replacement of Metakaoline in Cement Concrete


K. Rajasekhar, K. Spandana
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Concrete is the extensively used construction material in the world. However, environmental concerns both in terms of damage caused by the extraction of raw material and CO2 emission during cement manufacture have brought pressure to reduce cement consumption by the use of supplementary materials. The utilization of calcined clay, in the form of metakaolin (MK) in concrete has received considerable attention in recent years. On this matter, a study has been conducted to look into the performance of metakaolin as cement replacement material in concrete. The study focuses on the compressive strength performance of the blended concrete containing different percentage of metakaolin. The cement is replaced accordingly with the percentage of 5 %, 10%, 15% & 20% by weight. Concrete cubes are tested at the age of 7 and 28 days. In addition, the effect of calcination temperature to the strength performance is included in the study. Finally, the strength performance of metakaolin-concrete studied in this work. The results show that the strength development of concrete blended with metakaolin is enhanced. It is found that 15% replacement appears to be the optimum replacement where concrete exhibits enhanced compressive strength at all ages.

K. Rajasekhar, K. Spandana

Metakaolin (Mk), Puzzolonic, Concrete, Compressive Strength, Mix Design

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 4 | July-August - 2015
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2015-08-25 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
340-346 IJSRSET151472   Technoscience Academy

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K. Rajasekhar, K. Spandana, "Partial Replacement of Metakaoline in Cement Concrete", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.340-346, July-August-2015.
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