Experimental Study on C60 grade Self-Compaction Concrete with Marble Powder

  • Aravind N Caledonian College of Engineering, Muscat, Oman
  • Balamuralikrishnan R Caledonian College of Engineering, Muscat, Oman
  • Mohammed Nasser Al Khrusi Caledonian College of Engineering, Muscat, Oman
Keywords: self-compaction concrete, cement, marble Powder, workability, compressive strength

Abstract

Now days, self-compacting concrete is commonly used in construction industries. The main advantage of using self-compaction concrete is, achieving the required strength without using the vibrators. In the present study, marble powder was added with self-compaction concrete and their properties were studied. In Oman, marble factories produced marble powders around 20-25% of total quantity of marbles by polishing and processing of marble blocks. These factories are facing problem to dump those powders as landfill. These waste can be used as partially or completely replacement of cement in concrete. In the present study, marble powders were mixed with C60 grade concrete as partial replacement of cement (0%, 5%, 01% and 15%). Also flow test and compression test were conducted to study the effect of mixing marble powder in self-compacting concrete. 

Author Biographies

Aravind N, Caledonian College of Engineering, Muscat, Oman

Department of Built & Natural Environment

Balamuralikrishnan R, Caledonian College of Engineering, Muscat, Oman

Department of Built & Natural Environment

Mohammed Nasser Al Khrusi, Caledonian College of Engineering, Muscat, Oman

Department of Built & Natural Environment

Published
2017-01-31