PRODUCTION OF PAVING BLOCK AND KERB INCORPORATING BLAST-FURNACE SLAG


Yuksel I., Ozkan O., BİLİR T.

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES-PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITESI MUHENDISLIK BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.13, no.2, pp.289-296, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES-PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITESI MUHENDISLIK BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.289-296

Abstract

This paper presents results of an experimental study about partial substitution of granulated blast-furnace slag (GBFS) as fine aggregate in production of concrete paving blocks and kerbs. GBFS is replaced sand for different GBFS/sand ratios in concrete during production of kerb and paving block specimens. Some tests orienting towards strength and durability were applied on these specimens including control specimens that are produced with normal concrete. Then, the results of tested properties of GBFS-replaced specimens and control specimens were compared. GBFS decreases the compressive strength of paving blocks and kerbs according to the results. However, some durability properties which are more important than strength for these elements are improved with GBFS replacement. The most improved property was abrasion resistance. It is concluded that it is feasible to use GBFS in paving block and kerb production with an optimum replacement ratio for these specimens.