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Effect of Flyash and Waste Rubber on Properties of Concrete composite

Anu Bala, V. K. Sehgal, Babita Saini


Increasing use of waste materials like flyash, scrap tyre rubber etc, in construction industry has reduced the handling and disposal problems of these wastes. Flyash and scrap tyre rubbers are generally, employed to develop light weight and low strength concrete composites. The present work discusses the influence of flyash and waste tyre rubber particles on the behaviour of concrete composite. The rubber content has been taken in the range of 0 to 40% as replacement of fine and coarse aggregates while the flyash has been varied from 0 to 30% for cement. Testing of the concrete specimen prepared under different percentage of flyash and rubber waste was performed at 28 days of age for workability, density, compressive and bond strength. Experimental results show that the density, compressive strength and bond strength decreases while workability increases with increasing rubber content. Addition of flyash also decreases the density and compressive strength.


light weight concrete composite; flash; scrap tire rubber

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