COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH BEHAVIOUR OF CONCRETE PRODUCED USING OKIGWE RED LUMP STONE AS COARSE AGGREGATE
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This study was carried out in order to ascertain if the Okigwe red lump stone, found in South-eastern Nigeria, could be used as coarse aggregate in making structural concrete. The maximum compressive strength values, obtained at 28 days for red lump stone concrete were 13.72 N/mm2 at w/c ratio of 0.53 for mix ratio 1:2:4 and 8.74 N/mm2 for mix ratio 1:3:6, at w/c ratio of 0.55. These values were not up to 20 N/mm2 which is the ACI 318 (1995) recommendation for structural concrete. Therefore, Okigwe red lump stone must not be used in making structural concrete using mixes 1:2:4 and 1:3:6.
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AWODIJI, C. T. G., EZEGO, C. P., ONWUKA, D. O., & IWUOHA, S. E. (2018). COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH BEHAVIOUR OF CONCRETE PRODUCED USING OKIGWE RED LUMP STONE AS COARSE AGGREGATE. Journal of Engineering Studies and Research, 24(2), 7-14. https://doi.org/10.29081/jesr.v24i2.56