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Suitability of Local Materials as Ingredient of Masonry Cement

Publication Date : 28/02/2015

Author(s) :

Tushar G. Shende , Dr. Subhash R. Choudhari.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 2
(02 - 2015)

Abstract :

Portland cement mainly used for structural element where as the masonry cement still remains far from common knowledge. The need and suitability of local materials (Vidarbha Region) with test results is presented in this paper. Various laboratory tests were conducted to explore the possibilities of suitability of local materials as ingredient of masonry cement on local materials by referring various Indian standard codes. Test conducted include physical and chemical composition of ingredients, test results confirm the requirement of Indian standard. Total 12 mixes were prepared. First 6 mix proportion of masonry cement were prepared by doing variation in OPC & Hydrated lime on volume basis. OPC was replaced by hydrated lime at 0%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60% & 70% respectively. Similarly in addition to 6 mixes, pozzolana (fly ash) 50% of total (OPC & Hydrated lime) kept constant. For identifying the suitability of local materials only compressive strength of masonry cement was conducted. Total seventy two (72) standard 50mm cube cast from the various mixes, cured for 7 days and 28 days. Test results indicated that masonry cement mixture proposed in the investigation met the IS 3466:1988 requirement for compressive strength. Best mix for masonry cement was found 60% OPC, 40% Hydrated lime as major materials and 50% fly ash as supplementary material. The result shows that potential of local materials as ingredient of masonry cement.

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