Journal :   International Journal of Technology

Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2015

Pages :   118-124

ISSN Print :  2231-3907

ISSN Online :  2231-3915


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Experimental Investigation on Ceracerte

Address:   V. Lakshmi Priyadarshini1, E. Vetriselvan2, R. Venkatesan3, N.S. Elangovan4
1 M.E. Construction Engineering & Management, B.E. Civil Engineering, Chennai
2 Assistant Manager (Projects), EPMCR-Engineering Project Management Consultancy and Research, Chennai
3Professor, NICMAR-National Institute of Construction Management and Research NAC Campus, Hyderabad
4 Head of the Department, Department of Civil Engineering, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Chennai
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: DOI: 10.5958/2231-3915.2015.00007.3

The high consumption of raw materials by the construction sector results in chronic shortage of building materials and the associated environmental damage. In the last decade, the construction companies have conducted various researches on the utilization of waste products in concrete in order to reduce the utilization of natural resources. Use of construction wastes in concrete-making, will lead to greener environment. In this study, an attempt has been made to find the suitability of the ceramic wastes as a possible substitute for conventional natural fine aggregate in concrete. Experiments were carried out to determine the compressive and split tensile strength of concrete by partially replacing ceramic wastes in place of river sand and to compare them with that of conventional concrete made with natural fine aggregate. The test results indicated that the workability of ceramic waste fine aggregate concrete is high and equivalent to that for conventional concrete. The compressive strength of ceracrete is slightly higher and the split tensile strength of ceracrete is almost equivalent to that of controlled concrete.
Ceracrete, Workability, Compressive strength, Tensile strength.
V. Lakshmi Priyadarshini, E. Vetriselvan, R. Venkatesan, N.S. Elangovan. Experimental Investigation on Ceracerte. Int. J. Tech. 5(2): July-Dec., 2015; Page 118-124
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