Materiales de Construcción, Vol 67, No 325 (2017)

The use of a volcanic material as filler in self-compacting concrete production for lower strength applications


https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2017.09315

D. Burgos
Grupo de Materiales Compuestos (GMC), Escuela de Ingeniería de Materiales, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1944-8596

A. Guzmán
Grupo de Materiales Compuestos (GMC), Escuela de Ingeniería de Materiales, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9226-4852

K. M.A. Hossain
Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University, Canada
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7686-6957

S. Delvasto
Grupo de Materiales Compuestos (GMC), Escuela de Ingeniería de Materiales, Universidad del Valle, Colombia
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9443-8238

Abstract


This study evaluates the use of large amounts of fine powders (fillers) derived from a Colombian volcanic material into the production of self-compacting concrete (SCC) for lower strength applications. The effects on SCC properties were studied with the incorporation of up to 50% of volcanic material of Tolima (MVT) as a partial substitute of the total weight of Portland cement. The workability was determined through slump flow, V-funnel, and L-box test. The compressive strength results were analyzed statistically by MINITAB. These demonstrated that 30% (by total weight of cementitious material) was the maximum allowable percentage of MVT to be used in the production of SCCs. Based on this, mechanical and permeability properties of SCC MVT 30% were evaluated at 28, 90 y 360 curing days. SCC MVT 30% exhibited compressive strength of 21 and 27 MPa after 28 and 360 days of curing, respectively.

Keywords


Self-compacting concrete; Filler; Workability; Compressive strength; Permeability

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