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American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2013, 1(5), 112-116
DOI: 10.12691/ajcea-1-5-5
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Ceramic Dust as Construction Material in Rigid Pavement

Electricwala Fatima1, Ankit Jhamb1 and Rakesh Kumar1,

1Civil Engineering Department, S.V. National Institute of Technology Surat, Gujarat, India

Pub. Date: August 02, 2013

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Electricwala Fatima, Ankit Jhamb and Rakesh Kumar. Ceramic Dust as Construction Material in Rigid Pavement. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2013; 1(5):112-116. doi: 10.12691/ajcea-1-5-5


Ceramic dust is produced as waste from ceramic bricks, roof and floor tiles and stoneware waste industries. Concrete (M35) was made by replacing % (up to 30%) of cement (OPC 53) grade with ceramic dust (passing 75µm) shows good workability, compressive strength, split-tensile strength, flexural strength and elastic modulus. In this experimental investigation, concrete specimens were tested at different age for different mechanical properties. The results show that with water – cement ratio (0.46), core compressive strength increase by 3.9% to 5.6% by replacing 20% cement content with ceramic dust. It was observed that no significant change in flexural strength and split-tensile strength when compared to the conventional concrete.

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