Strength Comparison of Accelerated Cured & Normal Cured Fly-Ash Based Concrete
The most important property of concrete is its compressive strength, which is carried out after 28-days of proper curing of concrete. This test is affected by other factors like the condition of curing, water to cement ratio, method of transportation, handling of the concrete, extent of vibrations and quality of the ingredients of mix proportion. This research study is an attempt to develop a simple mathematical model, by using linear regression analysis to estimate the 28-day fc’ (Compressive Strength) of concrete from the test results carried out at early age. This simple linear equation develops a relationship of 28.5 hours. These results show that most of the predicted values of compressive strength, calculated via equations, lie within permissible range difference for compressive strength achieved by experimental method, which is clear indication of credibility of the equations obtained for compressive strength at different age of concrete. The results show that compressive strength of concrete increases with the increase in content of FA (Fly Ash) upto 30% replacement, and the compressive strength of the concrete starts decreasing beyond 30% FA substitution. This argument is totally in line with all the literature carried out for this research.