Partially Substituting Red Soil for Sand in An Experimental Investigation of Concrete
S. Sai Krishna, D. Sri Latha, P. Gopi Reddy, D. Eswar Kumar, P. Venkata Praveen Varma, G. Ezri Babu
Cement, Coarse Aggregate, Fine Aggregate, Red soil, Compressive Testing Machine.
This study aims to determine whether red soil can replace some of the sand in concrete, this study is going to investigate the possibility and how it will affect the mix's durability, mechanical properties, and environmental impact. One of the materials used in construction the most is concrete. Cement, fine aggregates, coarse aggregates, and water are the components used to make up concrete. Because of its high sand concentration, red soil can help strengthen and increase durability. In this research, an experimental program is carried out to investigate the compressive strengthening of 12 concrete cubes, to partially replace red soil at percentages of 0%,5%,10%, and 15%. As per IS 456 2000 and IS 10262 2019, M30 grade concrete with a design mix of 1:1.6:3.15 was used to perform the casting of cubes measuring 150 x 150 x 150 mm. In an experiment, red soil that is easily available in the area was used in place of fine aggregate to study the behavior of concrete. To achieve good strength in concrete, red soil was partially substituted for sand by the specified mix proportion. To distinguish between the strength of plain concrete and concrete mixed with red soil, the compressive strengths of each were measured. Red soil can substitute sand since its chemical properties are nearly identical to those of sand. In this case, red soil made up of 0% 5%, 10%, and 15% was used in place of some of the sand. When compared to a plain concrete specimen with all percentages of soil replacement, the compressive strength in 10% replacement cubes was found to be satisfactory.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 11

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