Research & Development in Material Science

Performance of Corncob Ash and Anthill Soil in Ternary Concrete Mixes

  • Open or Close John Kamau1, Ash Ahmed1* and Joseph Kangwa2

    1Civil Engineering Group, Leeds Beckett University, UK
    2School of the Built Environment and Architecture, London South Bank University, UK

    *Corresponding author: Ash Ahmed, Civil Engineering Group, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Submission: December 12, 2017;Published: March 23, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2018.04.000595

ISSN: 2576-8840
Volume4 Issue4


This work investigated the performance of ternary Corncob Ash (CCA) and Anthill Soil (AHS) in concrete mixes. CCA and AHS were replaced in concrete using equal proportions at replacements of 0%, 5%, 7.5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 30%. Investigations covered workability, density, compressive and tensile strengths and gain in strength over time of concrete, as these were found to be the major characteristics of Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCMs). Results showed that the two materials could be used with an advantage over individual binary concretes in these areas.

Keywords:Corncob ash; Anthill soil; Ternary concrete

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