Cordilia Marboh, Amrita Agnihotri, Rajni Raja Tomar, Rahul Kumar Satbhaiya


The high cost of conventional building materials is a major factor affecting housing delivery in world. This has necessitated research into alternative materials of construction. The project paper aims at analyzing flexural and compressive strength characteristics of concrete produced using crushed, granular coconut as substitutes for conventional coarse aggregate with partial replacement using M20 grade concrete. Beams are casted, tested and their physical and mechanical properties are determined. The main objective is to encourage the use of these ‘seemingly’ waste products as construction materials in low-cost housing. It is also expected to serve the purpose of encouraging housing developers in investing these materials in house construction.


Concrete; Waste; Utilization; Coconut Shell

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