Effect of Superplasticizer on Strength and Durability of Rice Husk Ash Concrete

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Civil Engineering, Guru Gobind Singh College of Engineering and Research Centre, Nashik, Mharashtra, India


In this research work, the effect of rice husk ash (RHA) along with and without superplasticizer (SP) on the properties of concrete was investigated. The good workability and compaction is key parameter for strength and durability of concrete, and it may achieved by adding SP in to the concrete.  In India RHA is available in huge quantity. It is byproduct of agriculture. In present research ordinary portland cement (OPC) was replaced by 10 to 50% RHA. The fresh properties as workability and hardened properties of concrete as compressive strength were examined. For durability test water absorption, acid attack and sulphate attack tests were conducted.The test results show that at 10%RHA with SP the maximum strength of concrete was attained with respect to control concrete mix (CM). The satisfactory test results were shown for durability and strength. Such kind of blend concrete is more efficient to enhance the properties of concrete which reduce the consumption of cement. The utilization of agricultural byproduct makes concrete sustainable and reduce environmental problems.


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