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ISRN Civil Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 469272, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/469272
Research Article

Study of Waste Plastic Mix Concrete with Plasticizer

1Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Patna, Patna 800005, India
2Civil Engineering Department, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad 211004, India

Received 1 February 2012; Accepted 15 March 2012

Academic Editors: M. Maslehuddin and D. Zeng

Copyright © 2012 Baboo Rai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The fresh and hardened properties of waste virgin plastic mix concrete have been studied (CUR Report 1991). A number of concrete mixes were prepared in which sand was partially replaced by waste plastic flakes in varying percentages by volume. Waste plastic mix concrete with and without superplasticizer was tested at room temperature. Forty-eight cube samples were moulded for compressive strength tests at three, seven, and twenty-eight days. Eight beams were also cast to study the flexural strength characteristic of waste plastic mix concrete. It was found that the reduction in workability and compressive strength, due to partially replacement of sand by waste plastic, is minimal and can be enhanced by addition of superplasticizer.