Durability Evaluation of Calcined Clay and Limestone Powder Blended Ternary Self-Compacting Concrete

Author(s): Taku J. K.1*, Amartey Y. D.2, Ejeh S. P.2, Lawan A.2

1 Department of Civil Engineering, Joseph Saawuan Tarka University, P. M. B. 2373 Makurdi, 970101 Makurdi, Nigeria;
2 Department of Civil Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, P. M.B. 1013 Zaria, 810001 Zaria, Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author’s Address: [email protected]

Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1 (2021)

Received: March 3, 2021
The final version received: June 16, 2021
Accepted for publication: June 21, 2021

Taku J. K., Amartey Y. D., Ejeh S. P., Lawan A. (2021). Durability evaluation of calcined clay and limestone powder blended ternary self-compacting concrete. Journal of Engineering Sciences, Vol. 8(1), pp. C1–C10, doi: 10.21272/jes.2021.8(1).c1

DOI: 10.21272/jes.2021.8(1).c1

Research Area:  MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING: Materials Science

Abstract. This research work investigates the durability-based properties of a ternary calcined clay and limestone powder blended Self Compacting Concrete by measuring the short- and long-term permeation properties using water absorption and sorptivity properties testing. Also, the variation of compressive strength with age was evaluated at 7, 14, 28 and 56 days, while the split tensile strength was determined at 7 and 28 days curing. The Mineralogy and morphology of the ternary SCC was evaluated using FT IR Spectroscopy, SEM imaging and EDS. The results obtained shows that the ternary SCC showed improved durability and strength properties with age with dense and improved microstructure.

Keywords: ternary concrete, self-compacting concrete, durability properties, calcined clay, limestone powder.


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