EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON PARTIAL REPLACEMENT OF WASTE PLASTIC IN CONCRETEJournal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.5, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2016-11-30
Authors : Arivalagan.S;
Page : 453-459
Keywords : Waste plastic f ibers; workability; compressive strength; split tensile strength .;
The use of plastic is increasing day by day, although steps were taken to reduce its consumption. This creates substantial garbage every day which is much unhealthy. A healthy and sustainable reuse of plastics offers a host of advantages. The suitability o f recycled plastics as fine aggregate in concrete and its advantages are discussed here. The initial questions arising of the bond strength and the heat of hydration regarding plastic aggregate were solved. Tests were conducted to determine the properties of plastic aggregate such as density and specific gravity. As 100% replacement of natural fine aggregate with plastic fine aggregate is not feasible, partial replacement at various percentage were examined. The percentage substitution that gave higher comp ressive strength was used for determining the other properties such as modulus of elasticity, split tensile strength and flexural strength. Higher compressive strength was found with 10% natural fine aggregate replaced concrete.
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