STRUCTURAL CONCRETE MODIFIED WITH SCALLOP SHELL LIME

Ronal Alex Mauricio Villarrial, Marlon Gaston Farfan Cordova

Abstract


This research was conducted to determine the effect of the scallop shell lime (SSL) on the compressive strength of concrete made with Portland cement type Ico and natural aggregates from a quarry, where SSL was added at 3%, 4% and 5%. The physical and mechanical characteristics of the aggregates were determined based on the N.T.P. 400.037/ASTM C22 standard, and the mix design was carried out through the ACI method. The SSL was used due to the high calcium content present in the valve. Standard concrete controls were prepared and cured by adding 3%, 4% and 5% SSL (339.0183/ASTM C192M), which were analyzed at 7, 14 and 28 days of curing. The results showed that the compressive strength at 28 days was 242.63 kg/cm2 when 3% SSL was added, increasing with respect to the standard control by 16%. With the addition of 4% SSL, the maximum strength reached was 245.25 kg/cm2, and with 5%, the compressive strength reached was 261.17 kg/cm2, increasing by 24%. In conclusion, the SSL positively affects the increase of concrete strength, and the percentage with the highest incidence is 5%.

Keywords


seashells, lime, concrete, strength

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7764/RIC.00010.21

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