EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF ARTIFICIAL SAND OF M20 & M25
Keywords:Artificial sand, environmental hazard, compressive strength, V.S.I. crusher, Coarse aggregate, Fine Aggregate.
—Concrete is a mix of cement, sand and aggregate. There is a large variation in the strength of aggregate
used. There is scarcity of natural sand due to heavy demand in growing construction activities which force to find the
suitable substitute. The cheapest and the easiest way of getting substitute for natural sand is by crushing natural stone to
get artificial sand of desired size and grade which would be free from all impurities. V.S.I. Crusher is a most economical
machine for Crushing Stone in Cubical shape and manufacturing artificial sand. In this machine, the particles are
thrown at a high speed, those particles colloid with each other and shatter in cubical particles. An Anvil ring, Shelf ring
(pigeon hole ring) are provided to get the particles edges ground. For the purpose of experimentation concrete mixes are
designed for M20 and M25 grade by 100% replacement of natural sand by artificial sand. Compressive test is conducted
to study the strength of concrete using artificial sand.