Ogunbode et al
Greener Journal of Science, Engineering and Technological Research Vol. 3 (4), pp. 102-109, April 2013.
ISSN: 2276-7835 © 2011 Greener Journals
Flexural Performance of Laterized Concrete made with Blended Flyash Cement (Fa-Latcon)
Ogunbode Ezekiel Babatunde1, Ibrahim S. Mohoro2,
Kure Maji Aliyu2 and Saka, Rasaq1
1Department of Building, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.
2Department of Building, Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru, Niger State, Nigeria.
Corresponding Author’s Email: onbodmail @yahoo. com
This paper presents the results of the experimental assessment of the Flexural performance of Fly ash Laterized concrete (FA-LATCON). Test were conducted on concrete mixtures which was obtained by replacing 0 and 20% by weight of ordinary portland cement (OPC) with Fly ash (FA) and replacement of fine aggregate (sand) with Laterite (Lat.) by 0%, 10%, 20% and 30% for hydration period of 7, 21, 28 and 56days. Series of tests on fresh and hardened properties on FA-LATCON was carried out. The design mix was made for 28days target strengths of 25N/mm2 with 0.65 water to Binder ratio. The Flexural strength measured after 28days of curing increase with age but decrease with increase in Laterite and FA content respectively. The FA-LATCON Flexural strength performance was satisfactory having achieved a least ratio of 28days Flexural strength to 28-days design compressive strength of 0.273.
Keywords: Blended Flyash Cement, Flexural performance, Fly ash Laterized concrete (FA-LATCON), Laterite (Lat.).