An Experimental Investigation on Strength Properties of Concrete by the Partial Replacement of Cement with Sugarcane Bagasse Ash and Fine Aggregate by Copper Slag
Concrete economy and durability has made it the world’s most used construction material. Now a days more inventiveness are emerging worldwide to strike a balance between the progressions in infrastructure and inhibition of the atmosphere from contamination by reusing the industrial wastes. Thus, requirements for more economical, environmental-friendly cementing materials and alternative of sand materials have extended interest in partial replacement of cement and fine aggregate. Therefore in this project work, cement is replaced with sugarcane bagasse ash (SCBA) and fine aggregate is partially replaced with copper slag (CS).The M25 grade of concrete is considered, the compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength tests are conducted on the cubes, Cylinder and beams for 7th&28th days respectively. For the partial replacement of cement with sugarcane bagasse ash, the maximum strength were obtained at 15% . For combination mix of SCBA+CS the optimum strength is obtained at 15%+50%.The results indicate that addition of SCBA and CS improve the mechanical properties of concrete.