EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF CONCRETE PERFORMANCE

Authors

  • Sang Kee Department of Civil & Environmental System Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul,
  • Yuhee Park Department of Civil & Environmental System Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul,
  • Eun Choi Department of Civil & Environmental System Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul,

Keywords:

Concrete, Experiment, Compressive Strength, Flexural Test.

Abstract

This study was experimental in nature and conducted with the view to make comparison between two samples. The first sample consisted of concrete with rice husk ash mixed in it and the other sample was without such addition. The first test conducted to test the performance was simple measurements. The results show that for the sample without addition of rice husk ash, the density was 2355.97 and for included sample, the density was 2354.44 with insignificant differences (t-stat= 0.766, P>.05). For V-B test, the sample without addition of rice husk as was 8.34 and for include sample, it was 8.01. The differences for V-B for both samples were statistically insignificant (t-stat=1.431, P>.05). The slump test without for the sample without addition of rice husk was 12.75 and for included sample, it was 18.56. The difference was statistically significant (t-stat=2.455, P<.05). The compressive strength for excluded sample was 24.32 and for included sample was 20.01. The results were statistically insignificant (t-value= 1.13, P>.05). For flexural strength test, for excluded sample, the average score was 9.02 and for included sample, the average score was 9.19. The difference was statistically insignificant (t-stat=1.45, P>.05). Overall, the results lead to the conclusion that there are insignificant differences of addition of rice husk ash in concrete.

Published

2020-03-29

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