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CONCRETE DURABILITY Through High Volume Fly ash Concrete (HVFC) A Literature review


Journal: International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology
ISSN 0975-5462

Volume: 2;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 4473;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: High Strength Concrete | High Performance Concrete | Self Compacting Concrete | Fly ash | High Volume Fly Ash Concrete | Admixtures | Concrete.

The application of concrete in construction is as old as the days of Greek and roman civilization. But for numerous easons, the concrete construction industry is not sustainable. It consumes a lot of virgin materials and the principal raw material of concrete i.e. cement is responsible for green house gas emissions causing a threat to environment through global warming. Therefore, the industry has seen various types of concrete in search of a solution to sustainable development. Infrastructural growth has witnessed many forms of concrete like High Strength Concrete, High Performance Concrete, Self Compacting Concrete and the latest in the series is High Volume Fly Ash Concrete (HVFC). The paradigm has shifted from one property to other of concrete with advancement in technology. The construction techniques have been modernized with focus on high strength, dense and uniform surface texture, more reliable quality, improved durability and faster construction. This paper discusses the development of high volume fly ash concrete for construction with reference to its predecessors like HSC and HPC. The literature available on use of fly ash in concrete has been extensively searched for getting a platform for the start of research on use of high volumes of fly ash in concrete pavements.
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