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ISSN P 2521-2419

Determination of Mechanical Properties of Marble Cement Mortar Using Pozzolanic Material

Suleman Ayub Khan, Muhammad Adeel Khan, Muhammad Asif, Ahtasham Rahim

Vol. 8, Issue 08, PP. 217-225, August 2021


Keywords: Marble Powder; Binding Material; Cement; Blast Furnace Slag; Mortar; Mechanical Properties

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In the marble production, huge quantity of marble is lost in the pattern of strange blocks of varying dimensions and dirt containing water and fine particles. When dry, the effluent turns into powder. Both mud and powder have negative impact on the surrounding. This experimentation focuses on the beneficial use of waste marble dust (WMD) to convert it into a valued binding material. To accomplish the objective, WMP and clay were gathered and tested to achieve their physical and chemical properties. A blend of WMP and clay was put together and burned at 1300oC. The burnt mixture was powdered to obtain marble cement (MC). The chemical formulation shows that MC contains 52.5% calcium silicate (C2S), 3.5% tri-calcium silicate (C3S) and 23% free lime. The marble cement was then incorporated in mortar with various proportions of blast furnace slag 20%, 30% and 40%. The compressive and flexural strengths of mortar cubes and prisms were examined. Aside from this, X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis and thermo- gravimetric analysis (TGA) were also carried out. The compressive strength of MC mortar at 28 days is 156.12 psi is comparison to 885.27 psi of normal cement mortar, which is 82% less. Likewise, 91 and 182 days later, the compressive strength of MC mortar is 77% and 62% lesser than normal cement mortar. The addition of various proportions of blast furnace slag (20%, 30%, 40%) as marble cement replacement in MC mortar increased its compressive strength at all curing periods. The highest increment in compressive strength was observed in 40% blast furnace slag substituted mortar (B40) at 182 days curing. The similar strength development pattern was observed in case of flexural strength as well.

  1. Suleman Ayub Khan,, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.
  2. Muhammad Adeel Khan, , Department of Civil Engineering, CECOS university of IT and Emerging Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan.
  3. Muhammad Asif, , Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.
  4. Ahtasham Rahim, , US: -Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.

Suleman Ayub Khan Muhammad Adeel Khan Muhammad Asif Ahtasham Rahim “Determination of Mechanical Properties of Marble Cement Mortar Using Pozzolanic International Journal of Engineering Works Vol. 8 Issue 08 PP. 217-225 August 2021

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