Experimental Investigation on Strength Properties of Concrete using Foundry waste (silica and Quartz)
R. Praba Rajathi, Mehna Najeem A., Vijaya shree M., Siva Kumar N., Vineeth A.R.
Concrete, Silica, Quartz, Compressive Strength, Spilt Tensile Strength.
Production and consumption of cement is increasing day by day as a result in the massive development in the construction field. This leads to the depletion in the limestone which is a natural resource. In order to conserve the limestone in nature the reduction of cement production is essential. This project deals with the utilization of an alternative material, silica and quartz as partial replacement of cement. The main objective of this project is to study the effects of silica and quartz from the steel industry as foundry waste for the partial replacement of cement in the manufacturing of concrete. Silica and quartz are the foundry waste obtained from the steel industry. Silica and quartz replace 50%, 30%, 20% by weight of the cement.