This paper is published in Volume-6, Issue-1, 2020
Area
Construction Engineering And Management
Author
Wondimagegn Tadesse Borku
Org/Univ
Mizan - Tepi University, Tertiary institution in Tepi, Ethiopia, Ethiopia
Pub. Date
27 January, 2020
Paper ID
V6I1-1138
Publisher
Keywords
Concrete Material, sands, and properties of materials

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Wondimagegn Tadesse Borku. Comparative study on using different types of sands around Tepi Town, Southern Ethiopia, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Wondimagegn Tadesse Borku (2020). Comparative study on using different types of sands around Tepi Town, Southern Ethiopia. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 6(1) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Wondimagegn Tadesse Borku. "Comparative study on using different types of sands around Tepi Town, Southern Ethiopia." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 6.1 (2020). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Concrete is an intimate mixture of Coarse Aggregate, Sand (Fine Aggregate), Cement and Water. In building construction, most of the activities are executed using concrete so that concrete materials quality is important. Construction materials used in construction determine the behavior of the structure and resulted in any types of failures or defects. The objective of this study was to compere different types of sands used in building construction project around Tepi town, specifically to identify different types sands used in Tepi town, to determine engineering properties sands and to compare with standard. The methodologies includes, data collection methods (field observation and laboratory test), and organized data, data-analyzed and conclusion made from the result of data analysis and forwarded recommendations. From site observation, for fine aggregate they used four sand types namely: gambela, dimma, Tepi and Meti sand. Based on the findings, the determined properties of materials includes silt content of sands, 4.64%, 3.85%, 9.26%,11.67%; respectively,Compacted unit weight,1407.94Kg/m3,1498.00Kg/m3,1348.92Kg/m3, 1303.08Kg/m3; and Dimma, Gambella, Tepi and Meti respectively. The compressive strength for concrete in 28th days was 30.3Mpa, 33.8Mpa, 22.91Mpa, and 24.64Mpa, Dimma, Gambella, Meti and Tepi sand respectively by using the similar course aggregate. All the above results were compared with the standard specifications. The researcher recommended that the owner of the project must check the quality of materials, follow up and supervision during construction period. Finally, for consultant, check and approve concrete materials according to the specification.
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