Strength of Concrete containing Rubber as Partial Replacement of Coarse Aggregate
Sakthi Murugan.S1, Sudharshan.R3

1Sakthi Murugan.S*, Department of civil Engineering, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India.
2Sudharshan.R, Department of civil Engineering, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India. 

Manuscript received on April 30, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on May 06, 2020. | Manuscript published on May 30, 2020. | PP: 2061-2073 | Volume-9 Issue-1, May 2020. | Retrieval Number: A2824059120/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.A2824.059120
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Abstract: Effective Waste management is the need of the hour in the world. Solid wastes generated by the industries becomes hazardous as days passes by, used tyres are one such waste material that can affect our environment and people. Rubber tyre wastes can be used as partial replacement for the aggregates. In this study, rubber tyre wastes were used as coarse aggregates. And those rubber aggregates are used as partial replacement of coarse aggregates in the cement concrete (5%, 10%, 15%, 20%). The specimens were subjected to different strength tests as per the standards. It is found that the strength of the concrete is greatly reduced as the percentage of replacement of rubber aggregates is increased. Due to their low strength this type concrete cannot be used for load bearing or structural members. However rubberized concrete can be used for non –structural elements and in future a study can be made whether rubber concrete can be used for pavement blocks. 
Keywords: Rubberized concrete, Concrete using waste, Special concrete, Aggregate replacement.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering.