International Journal of Engineering Research in Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IJERMCE)

Monthly Journal for Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Volume2,March 2017,

Topic : Partial Replacement of Coarse aggregate with Coconut Shel

Authors:Rahul Patil || RajatBhujade ,RohitRaut ,RoshanDhok

Abstract:In the present era energy saving and sustainable development, several researches and projects have been conducted on how to create low cost and eco-friendly constructional materials. One such natural material is coconut. The selection of coconut is done due to its several important properties. These properties includes water resistance, durability against acids, alkalines and salts. It contains low cellulose conte0nt which helps to absorb less water which reduces its weight. The coconut shells are also non-bio degradable. It does not require pre-treatment. In the coming future the demand of crushed coarse aggregate may increase and it’s a urgent need to find an alternative to it. The use of crushed coconut as coarse aggregate will create a light weight concrete reducing the self weight of the concrete. The coconut shell may present itself as a economical and potential material for creating a proper mix design. The test for partial replacement of coarse aggregate are obtained by using split tensile strength and compressive strength test. For these test cubes of dimensions 0.15m x 0.15mx 0.15mand cylinder of dimension0.15m x 0.3m. The test results obtained are compared with nominal mix cube and cylinder. Hence our aim is to empower the issues related to the reduction of conventional material and proper usage of increasing waste material and its disposal by making the coconut shell concrete as light weight, durable CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIAL..

Keywords: Coconut shells, Light weight Concrete, Economical, Eco-friendly

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DOI: 01.1617/vol4/iss3/pid18324

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