Strength and Durability Characteristics of Sustainable Structural Concrete Influenced by Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes: An Experimental Exertion
Vijaya Bhaskar. A1, M. Shanmugasundaram2
1Mr. A. Vijaya Bhaskar: B. Tech Degree in the Department of civil Engineering from SPEC Nellore, and M. Tech in Structural Engineering from VIT Chennai,
2Dr M. Shanmugasundaram: B.E Degree in Civil Engineering from RCET Madurai, M.E in Structural Engineering, TCE Madurai.
Manuscript received on 14 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 2474-2478 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A2239058119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The developments of using Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) in sustainable structural concrete is increasing due to its extraordinary strength and stiffness properties, but the durability studies in this area are very less. In this exertion, the effect of incorporation of different dosages (0 % – 0.40 %) of MWCNTs has been made to study the strength and durability characteristics of sustainable structural concrete. Concrete mixes were evaluated for compressive strength, Chloride permeability and Ultrasonic pulse velocity at various ages of 7, 14, 28, 56 and 90 days. The results obtained from these tests are unveiling, the incorporation of 0.25 % MWCNTs by weight of cement material performed more desirable.
Index Terms: Compressive Strength, Durability, Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs), Rapid Chloride Penetration Test, Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Test.
Scope of the Article: Materials and Durability