Effect of limestone powder on the uniaxial compressive behaviour of cement-treated sand

Khawaja Adeel Tariq, Takeshi Maki


A study has been conducted to investigate the compressional behaviour of cemented sand containing limestone powder as filler material. Cylindrical specimens were made by using sand, limestone powder and high early strength cement with specific ratio of water to cement (W/C) and cement to sand (C/S); and varying ratios of limestone powder to cement (L/C). The influences of the filler materials on the compressive strength and setting times of the mix were investigated. Results have indicated that limestone powder as a filler material has relatively less effect on the uniaxial compressive strength, whereas, setting time is highly influenced by the type of filler material.

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