Experimental analysis of steel slag concrete under the influence of micro silica and determination of strength characteristics
N Venkata Sai Manikanta, J Usha Kranthi
Concrete is the most widely utilizing construction material because it can be designed to withstand the variant environmental conditions while taking on the most inspirational forms. Engineers are continually insisting the limits to improve its performance with the help of adhesive chemical admixtures and supplementary cementitious materials. Nowadays, most concrete mixture contains supplementary agents which forms mix. These materials are commonly byproducts from other processes. The main benefits of these elements are their ability to replace certain amount of cement and still able to display cementitious property, thus reducing the cost of using Portland cement. The fast growth in urbanization outraged in tons and tons of byproduct or waste materials, which can be used as binding agents such as fly ash, silica fume, ground granulated blast furnace slag, steel slag etc. The use of these byproducts not only helps to utilize these waste materials but also enhances the properties of concrete in fresh and hydrated states. Slag cement and fly ash are the two most common binding agents used in concrete.
N Venkata Sai Manikanta, J Usha Kranthi. Experimental analysis of steel slag concrete under the influence of micro silica and determination of strength characteristics. International Journal of Advanced Engineering and Technology, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2020, Pages 27-31