Title: Behaviour of environment friendly green concrete beams using fly ash and furnace slag under cyclic loading

Authors: S. Annamalai; S. Thirugnanasambandam; K. Muthumani

Addresses: Department of Civil Engineering, M.N.M. Jain Engineering College, Chennai, India ' Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, India ' School of Mechanical and Building Sciences, VIT University, Chennai, India

Abstract: This paper investigates an alternative binder to Portland cement binder which is very friendly to environment as Portland cement emits 0.8 ton to 1.0 ton of greenhouse gas (CO2) during the production of 1.0 ton of cement. To test the suitability of GPC against RCC for structural applications, four beams of size 125 mm × 250 mm × 3,200 mm were cast. Two for reinforced cement concrete (RCC) which act as control beams (CB) and two for GPC. The beams were tested up to failure under monotonic as well as cyclic loading in a reaction frame under displacement control to study the flexural cyclic behaviour.

Keywords: environment; industrial wastes; greener concrete; GC; geo polymer binder; displacement control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2019.10020558

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2019 Vol.23 No.4, pp.396 - 409

Received: 16 Jan 2018
Accepted: 17 Sep 2018

Published online: 10 Apr 2019 *

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