Effect of Soorh Metakaolin on Concrete Compressive Strength and Durability


  • A. Saand Civil Engineering Department, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science & Technology, Larkana, Pakistan
  • M. A. Keerio Civil Engineering Department, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science & Technology, Nawabshah, Pakistan
  • D. K. Bangwar Civil Engineering Department, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science & Technology, Nawabshah, Pakistan
Volume: 7 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 2210-2214 | December 2017 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.1494


Concrete durability is a key aspect for forecasting the expected life time of concrete structures. In this paper, the effect of compressive strength and durability of concrete containing metakaolin developed from a local natural material (Soorh of Thatta Distict of Sindh, Pakistan) is investigated. Soorh is calcined by an electric furnace at 8000C for 2 hours to produce metakaolin. One mix of ordinary concrete and five mixes of metakaolin concrete were prepared, where cement is replaced by developed metakaolin from 5% to 25% by weight, with 5% increment step. The concrete durability was tested for water penetration, carbonation depth and corrosion resistance. The obtained outcomes demonstrated that, 15% replacement level of local developed metakaolin presents considerable improvements in concrete properties. Moreover, a considerable linear relationship was established between compressive strength and concrete durability indicators like water penetration, carbonation depth and corrosion resistance.


Compressive strength, Durability, Metakaolin, Soorh, Permeability, Carbonation depth, Corrosion


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A. Saand, M. A. Keerio, and D. K. Bangwar, “Effect of Soorh Metakaolin on Concrete Compressive Strength and Durability”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 2210–2214, Dec. 2017.


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