Volume 6 Issue 3 - January 2016

  • 1. Use of foundry sand in conventional concrete

    Authors : Kiran Tajne, Pranita Bhandari

    Pages : 249-254

    Keywords : Industrial waste, Foundry sand, Mechanical properties, Compressive strength, conventional concrete

    Abstract :

    Generation of waste foundry sand as by-product of metal casting industries causes environmental problems such as infertility of land, unsightness, awful odour etc. because of its improper disposal. Thus, its usage in building material and in other fields is essential for reduction of these environmental problems. This research was carried out to produce a low-cost concrete. An experimental investigation was carried out on a concrete containing waste foundry sand in the range of 0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 60%, 80% and 100% by weight for M-25 grade concrete. The concrete containing foundry sand was tested and compared with conventional concrete in terms of workability, compressive strength and acid attack. Cubes were casted and compression test was performed on 3rd, 7th and 28th day for mix of 1:1.01:2.5 at a w/c of 0.4. Through experimental result we conclude that after 20% partial replacement of foundry sand the compressive strength decreases with increase in partial replacement of waste

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Kiran Tajne, Pranita Bhandari, "Use of foundry sand in conventional concrete", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=898&j_id=2849, Volume 6 Issue 3 - January 2016, 249-254, #ijltetorg