Durability Properties of Kaolinite Clay – Metakaolin in Concrete
M. Narmatha1, S. Muralikrishnan2

1M. Narmatha, Asst.Prof., Dr.MGR Educational Research Institute University, Chennai, India.
2S. Muralikrishnan, Asts.Prof,. Arignar Anna Instituteof Science and Technology,Chennai, India
Manuscript received on March 12, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on March 25, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2020. | PP: 3081-3086 | Volume-8 Issue-6, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: F7281038620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F7281.038620

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Abstract: Unfortunately the concrete structures are exposed to fire, which may cause reduce in strength of structural components. In this article , the research , the effect of chloride (NaCl) penetration and temperature variations on metakaolin using in concrete. Here M60 grade concrete mix used and the concrete cubes (150 mm × 150 mm × 150 mm) are cast for cement replacement by metakaolin with 0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20%. The 0% specimens are considered as ‘Controlled Specimen’. Then these specimens are tested after 28 and 90 days for various temperature of 100, 200, 300 and 400°C with 1, 2 and 3 hour duration and same cubes are cast for M60 mix proportion and tested for Rapid Chloride Penetration Test and use 5% Sodium Chloride ( NaCl) concentration. The graphical Presentation is clearly shows that variations in compressive strength for cement replacement by metakaolin in concrete for chloride penetration and different temperature. For chloride penetration results shows that up to 10% to 15% replacement of Metakaolin, concrete gives good compressive strength and after it goes on decreasing,. Thus 10% give a desirable percentage of replacement. And also compressive strength drastically increasing with the age of concrete for various temperature exposures.
Keywords: Temperature Exposure, Chloride Attack, Metakaolin, Cement Replacement and Compressive Strength of Concrete.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering.