International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part F (2016)
An experimental investigation on the properties of concrete containing manufactured sand & GGBS
Robo sand is manufactured sand which is eco-friendly solution that serves as perfect substitute for the fast depleting and excessively mined river sand. The effect of water cement ratio on fresh and hardened properties of concrete with partial replacement of natural sand by manufactured sand was investigated. Concrete mix design of M20 (2900 psi) grade was done according to Indian Standard code (IS: 10262). Concrete cube, beam and cylindrical specimens were tested for evaluation of compressive, flexural and split tensile strength respectively. Workability was measured in terms of slump and compacting factor. The concrete exhibits excellent strength also, so it can be used in concrete as viable alternative to natural sand. This paper puts forward the applications of manufactured sand as an attempt towards sustainable development in India. It will help to find viable solution to the declining availability of natural sand to make eco-balance.
How to cite this article:
Dr. T Suresh Babu, M Anveshkumar. An experimental investigation on the properties of concrete containing manufactured sand & GGBS. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(1):362-369.