Experimental Investigation of Lightweight Wall Panel Using Cenosphere Incorporated with Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag
The secondary form of waste is the major outcome of the various industries. Likewise, Cenosphere and Ground Granulateds Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) are the waste material obtained from thermal power plants and the steel industry. This waste requires a large land area for disposal. In such cases, these can be used in the construction field. This paper investigated the lightweight wall panel made with cenosphere and GGBS as a replacement for cementitious material. Cenosphere was replaced at 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 30% respectively by weight of cement and GGBS was at 15% constant replacement of cement. The properties of wall panels such as compressive strength, flexural strength, and water absorption have been studied. The flexural behavior was carried out by inhibition of fiber into the matrix. The samples were tested at 7, 14, and 28 days respectively. The SEM analysis of the cenosphere has been carried out. The results infer an increase in the percentage of cenosphere does not impart strength to the mix. Therefore, 15% of constant replacement of GGBS to the mass of cement stabilize the strength which was lost due to the addition of the cenosphere. On an overall view, it was recommended that the strength loss of mixture due to the addition of the cenosphere can be alleviated by GGBS and nevertheless a secure value of strength can be gained.
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