Study on mechanical properties of Light Weight Concrete with Carpet Waste

Authors

A.Ananthakumar, Assistant Professor
Vivekanandha College of Technology for Women, Tiruchengode, Tamilnadu-637 205, India.

M.Devi, Professor
Vivekanandha College of Technology for Women, Tiruchengode, Tamilnadu-637 205, India.

Althurthi Navya, N.Gayathri, S.Kiruthika & N.Rajarajeshwari
Vivekanandha College of Technology for Women, Tiruchengode, Tamilnadu-637 205, India.

Abstract

Lightweight concrete can be defined as a concrete that contains a foaming agent because it increases the volume of the mixture while giving it other properties such as hardening ability and reduced self -weight. The main objective of the project is to replace M sand with carpet waste (1%, 1.5%, 2% and 2.5%) and micro silicate not exceeding 15%by weight of cement. Various tests, such as sand density, flexural strength and compaction strength were conducted by varying percentage of carpet waste instead of M-sand. Carpet waste is used instead of M sand to make environmental concrete blocks. In the current operation, carpet waste has been modified to produce a new type of lightweight composite with low volume density for concrete materials. Carpet waste has great potential to be considered lightweight concrete. This type of material improves the ductility and load-carrying capacity of concrete in the post-cracking zone in a manner similar to pure synthetic fibers. In connection with this, we studied the physical and mechanical properties of lightweight concrete obtained from needle crushed needle waste carpet. The findings also highlighted the high environmental potential of modified carpet waste in the manufacture of durable lightweight concrete.