Early Age Shrinkage Behaviour of Triple Blend Concrete

Document Type: Original Article


The early age shrinkage is responsible for the early age cracking of concrete. It is very critical for durability of concrete. The change in volume of concrete due to evaporation of water or hydration process is known as shrinkage. To reduce the early age shrinkage utilized the Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM) in concrete. In present research industrial and agricultural waste byproduct like Fly Ash (FA) and Rice Husk Ash (RHA) along with cement were used as SCM. The triple blend concrete was prepared by the combination of 20%, 30% and 40% partial cement replacement with FA and RHA for 0.30, 0.35 and 0.40 water-cement ratio. The concrete samples were tested by advanced instrument as shrinkage cone meter were used for measure the shrinkage. The result shows that the early age shrinkage reduced with increasing the SCM content. The microstructure Characteristics enhanced with raising the content of FA and RHA up to 30% replacement this was due to the dense particle packing.