• Tarikul Islam Department of Civil Engineering, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sristi Das Gupta Department of Civil Engineering, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Julekha Janin Department of Civil Engineering, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Ataur Rahman Department of Civil Engineering, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), Dhaka, Bangladesh



Fly ash, Wood powder, pozzolanic material, Compressive strength, Environment sustainability


The release of CO2 into the atmosphere, which is caused by cement manufacturing, is a substantial cause of global warming. Besides, rapid industrial expansion has prompted concerns about how to properly dispose of industrial by-products. Many of them might pollute the environment if discarded in open landfills. In recent years, utilization of natural and industrial waste as a supplement to cement or aggregates has become incredibly popular as a means of improving concrete performance, satisfy rising cement needs and achieving environmental sustainability. A blend of fly ash (as a cement substitute) and wood powder (as a fine aggregate substitute) might be a viable alternative for determining the impact on the concrete mixture. In this study, fine aggregate is substituted with 5%, 10%, and 15% wood powder, and cement is replaced with 10%, 15%, and 20% fly ash to get the best combination in terms of compressive strength. When a 5% wood powder replacement is done with fine aggregate and a 10-15% replacement of cement is made with fly ash, compressive strength improves between 2.19-3.58% and 4.12-7.51% for 28 days and 90 days. It is found that if the quantity of wood powder in concrete exceeds 5%, the compressive strength drops dramatically. Besides that, concrete constructed with a 20% fly ash and 15% wood powder mixture disintegrated while curing. However, concrete containing up to 10% wood powder and up to 15% fly ash has been demonstrated to be effective when compared to plain concrete. Furthermore, based on the compressive strength test results of concrete at 28 days and environmental sustainability, a considerable proportion of construction expenses may be saved by substituting 10-15% of cement with fly ash.


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How to Cite

Islam, T. ., Gupta, S. D. ., Janin, J., & Rahman, A. . (2021). BEHAVIOR OF CONCRETE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH BY UTILIZING FLY ASH AND WOOD POWDER . Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering, 33(3).