ANALYSIS OF CONCRETE STRENGTH BY PARTIAL REPLACEMENT OF CEMENT WITH ALCCOFINE & MARBLE DUST POWDER
Ganganapalli Sabiya1, Dr. E. Arunakanthi2
1M. Tech Student (Structural Engineering), Civil Engineering Department, JNTUA College of Engineering, Ananthapuram, India
2Professor in Civil Engineering Department, JNTUA College of Engineering, Ananthapuram, India
Concrete is the second most commonly used substance on Earth. Since cement is such an essential element of the building material, it must be produced in copious quantities. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from cement production are a significant contributing factor in the greenhouse effect and climate change. High performance concrete (HPC) is also experiencing rising demand from the infrastructure sector. That’s why it’s crucial to find a material that may replace traditional cement in concrete that is both ecologically friendly and adds strength. Putting trash out for the ecosystem to find on its own can be an issue, too. The concrete industry can reap material optimization and economic benefits with the use of a growing composite material called marble dust powder (MDP). It is possible to partially replace cement with Alccofine, a new breed ultrafine supplemental cementitious material. Furthermore, it usually results in improved concrete performance. Using Alccofine and MDP together as supplemental cementitious material (SCM) to partially replace cement in concrete is an important step toward a more environmentally friendly concrete industry. This research is driven by a desire to compare and contrast the physical characteristics of the newly developed refined concrete with those of traditional concrete.
Keywords: Partial replacement, Alccofine, marble dust powder, refined concrete.