M. Shariq, J. Prasad and A.K. Ahuja62
develop the data on the compressive strength development of mortar and concrete with timeand with different percent replacement of GGBFS. The objectives of the present study are:
To select the GGBFS mix proportion for cement mortar and OPC concrete.
To investigate the effect of fine aggregates on compressive strength development of cement mortar with GGBFS replacement.
To perform the experiments on the time-dependent compressive strength of cementmortar and concrete containing GGBFS. The strengths were measured at the age of 3, 7,28, 56, 90, 150 and 180 days.
2. Experimental Program
2.1 Materials properties
Two strength of concrete is obtained on the basis of trial in the present study, i.e. 46.50 MPaand 37.09 MPa concrete and designated as Mix-I and Mix-II. The test specimen were castusing cement, fine aggregate, coarse aggregate, water and GGBFS. The materials, confirmed to the specification laid down in the relevant Indian Standard codes. The following sectiondescribes the physical properties of the material used in the study.
Table 1. Physical properties of ordinary portland cement (OPC)
Characteristics Experimental values
Blaine’s fineness (m
/kg) 301Specific gravity 3.15Soundness (mm) 3.5 Normal consistency (%)OPCOPC + 20% BFSOPC + 40% BFSOPC + 60% BFS2728.529.531Setting time (minutes)(i) Initial(ii) Final105180Compressive strength (MPa)(i) 3-days(ii) 7-days(iii) 28-days243445
2.2 Cement and GGBFS
Ordinary Portland Cement 43 grade (OPC 43) was used throughout the investigation. The physical properties of cement are given in Table 1. All the tests were carried out as per therecommendation of IS 4031-1988 . The cement was stored in airtight silos to preventfrom the moisture. The GGBFS used in the present investigation was from the Indoramacement industry. The physical properties are given in Table 2. It was stored in the airtight