Applicability of Oyster Shell to Concrete Ingredients

굴패각의 콘크리트 잔올재로의 활용성

  • 양은익 (강릉대학교 토목공학과) ;
  • 손명수 (동양시멘트 중앙연구소) ;
  • 김학모 (강릉대학교 토목공학과) ;
  • 정용일 (강릉대학교 토목공학과)
  • Published : 2001.05.01


An experimental study was carried out to investigate recycling of an oyster shell, which is disposed in open-dumped way at coastal oyster factory area. For this purpose, the chemical component and reaction of oyster shell with cement paste was examined. And, the characteristics of hardened concrete was quantitatively investigated in terms of fineness modulus and blending rate of the crushed oyster shell. Test results show that interaction between oyster shell and cement paste was not occurred and the crushed oyster shell can be used as the fine aggregate of concrete. And it is found that blending of an oyster shell caused not to reduce the 28 day compressive strength of concrete. Elastic modulus of the concrete blended with crushed oyster shells decreases with increases the blending rate which the modulus reduced about 10% when oyster shells is blended up to the 20% of the sand substitution.