Ganesan, K. and Rajagopal, K. and Thangavel, K. (2008) Rice husk ash blended cement: Assessment of optimal level of replacement for strength and permeability properties of concrete. Construction and Building Materials, 22 (8). pp. 1675-1683.

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In this study, rice husk ash (RHA) prepared from the boiler burnt husk residue of a particular rice mill has been evaluated for optimal level of replacement as blending component in cements. The physical, chemical and mineralogical characteristics of RHA were first analysed. The properties of concrete investigated include compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, water absorption, sorptivity, total charge-passed derived from rapid chloride permeability test (RCPT) and rate of chloride ion penetration in terms of diffusion coefficient. This particular RHA consists of 87% of silica, mainly in amorphous form and has an average specific surface area of 36.47 m2/g. Test results obtained in this study indicate that up to 30% of RHA could be advantageously blended with cement without adversely affecting the strength and permeability properties of concrete. Another interesting observation emanating from this study is the linear relationship that exists among water sorptivity, chloride penetration and chloride diffusion

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rice husk ash; Blended cement; Concrete; Compressive strength; Transport properties
Subjects: Concrete corrosion
Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 16:14
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2012 16:14

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