Study on the Durability Properties of Coconut Shell Concrete with Granite Powder
Dilip Yadav1, K. Gunasekaran2

1Dilip Yadav, Post Graduate Student, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur (Tamil Nadu), India.
2K. Gunasekaran, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 22 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 04 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 17 May 2019 | PP: 70-74 | Volume-7 Issue-6S4 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10140476S419/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: An experimental investigation was done to study the durability properties of granite powder (GP) as partial replacement for ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in conventional concrete (CC) and coconut shell concrete (CSC). Optimized percentage of GP is done to derive the maximum benefits out of it. For the optimized percentage of partial replacement of granite powder for OPC, its durability properties are water absorption, sorptivity, rapid chloride penetration test (RCPT) and volume of permeable voids (VPV) tests were conducted after curing for 3, 7, 28 days. The experimental results outcomes demonstrated that the durability properties of granite powder dust used as cement replacement in concrete, performed like traditional one and coconut shell concrete are comparable to that of other conventional lightweight concretes. It was found that 10% of granite powder can be replaced for OPC as an optimum of producing better concrete properties both in CC and CSC.
Keywords: Granite Powder; Replacement; Coconut Shell; Durability Properties.
Scope of the Article: Properties and Mechanics of Concrete