Mechanical Characteristics of Sugarcane Bagasse Ash Along with Nano Particles in Concrete
T.R. Praveenkumar1, M.M. Vijayalakshmi2
1T.R. Praveenkumar, Department of Civil Engineering, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai-600119
2M.M. Vijayalakshmi, Department of Civil Engineering, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai-600119

Manuscript received on 22 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 27 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 2507-2510 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1958058119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Concrete is considered to be a one of the largest producer of green house gas (CO2) causes a threat to environment. Sugarcane bagasse ash, pozzolonic in nature can be used as a partial replacement of cement along with nanoparticles. Since surface area of nano particles are relatively higher than other products in concrete they tend to occupy the space between the particles and help improve properties of concrete. Disposing by-products of industrial processes is major environmental problem which can also be solved by replacing cementations materials in concrete. In this project nano TiO2 is which makes concrete stronger, durable and perform better. It improves material resistances and increases their durability. The attempt has been made to use nano TiO2 and Sugarcane Bagasse Ash (SCBA) as cement replacement. Here five proportions have been prepared with SCBA being constant (20%) and nano TiO2 varying (0%, 1%, 2%, 3% and 4%). These samples are casted and cured for 7 and 28 days. The tests conducted in this works were Raw material test, Compressive test, Rapid Chloride Penetration test, Water absorption test. These test results reveal that nano TiO2+SCBA sample shows better performance in all the aspects.
KEY WORDS: Greenhouse Gas (CO2), Sugarcane Bagasse Ash, Nano TiO2, Cement Replacement.
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Design