Study of the compressive and tensile strenghts of self-compacting concrete with sugarcane bagasse ash
AbstractIn this work, the axial compressive strength at 3, 7 and 28 days of age and the tensile strength at 28 days of age of specimens of two self-compacting concrete (SCC) compositions were evaluated. The difference between them was the presence of the sugarcane bagasse ash (SCBA) in one of the samples, in a replacement rate of 10% of the sand mass. The traces were developed based on the rheological parameters of the related standards by the NBR. The strengths at 28 days were evaluated by the confidence interval of the Student’s t-test with α of 5%. The results in the fresh state have proved that the rheological performances between the SCC’S are similar. Besides that, the SCC with SCBA obtained equivalent performances in the compressive and tensile strengths at all ages when compared to the SCC without SCBA, with an effective reduction of 87 Kg of sand per cubic meter of concrete.