Study on concrete with rice husk ash

  • Ayesha SiddikaEmail author
  • Md. Abdullah Al Mamun
  • Md. Hedayet Ali
Technical Note


Rice husk ash (RHA) possesses high pozzolanic activities and very suitable as partial replacement of cement in concrete. This paper presents a comparative study on use of RHA as partial replacement of cement in concrete specimens. Review of the researches on physical, mechanical and structural properties of concrete containing RHA as partial replacement of ordinary Portland cement was included in this paper. Simultaneously, concrete specimens were tested with different percentages of RHA as replacement of cement content and with different w/c ratio. Compressive strength, flexural strength, tensile strength and slump test were carried out to evaluate the appropriateness of using RHA in concrete. The replacement of cement by RHA in structural concrete represents a good alternative in as economical as strength consideration of concrete, even without any kind of processing and found environmental benefits related to the disposal of waste. Review of researches shows that RHA-used concrete can resist chloride penetration more than normal ordinary Portland cement concrete.


Rice husk ash Compressive strength Flexural strength Split tensile strength 



The experimental work was carried out in Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh. The authors are grateful to the Management, Secretary, Head of the Department and Faculty Members of Civil Engineering for the facilities provided and co-operation rendered.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayesha Siddika
    • 1
    Email author
  • Md. Abdullah Al Mamun
    • 1
  • Md. Hedayet Ali
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringRajshahi University of Engineering & TechnologyRajshahiBangladesh

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