Performance Of Concrete Containing High Volume Coal Fly Ash - Green Concrete
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C. Magureanu & C. Negrutiu
Concrete is usually the most common element in a building and over the years, many solutions were developed in order to improve its qualities. We conducted a comparison between ordinary Portland cement concrete and high volume coal fly ash concrete, with the fly ash used as a substitute for the cement. Generally accepted, the total binder in a green concrete is composed of 50% cement and 50% fly ash, which is less than 200 kg/m3 in our case (P. Kumar Mehta – High Performance, high-volume fly ash concrete for sustainable development. University of California, Berkeley, USA). We investigated concrete mixes containing 40% and 50% fly ash as partial replacements of the cement. A C20/25 class concrete was tested at 7, 28, 90 and 365 days of age for: compressive and tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, freeze thaw resistance, water permeability, and shrinkage and bond strength. We found that concrete made with fly ash is a good choice for a medium concrete class with increased durability properties. Keywords: fly ash, compression, splitting, modulus, bond, freeze thaw, permeability, shrinkage.
fly ash, compression, splitting, modulus, bond, freeze thaw, permeability, shrinkage