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Crushed Granite Tile as an Alternative Fine Aggregate in Cement Mortar

Andrew A. Abis | Mohammad Khalid A. Ampatuan | Abdul Reop M. Andong | Gretchen V. Henares

Discipline: Engineering



This study aimed to introduce an alternative fine aggregate in cement mortar that meets high demands in infrastructures. Cement mortar, as an indispensable part of the construction industry, has its basic components cement, fine aggregates such as sand, and water. Specifically, the study sought to look for possibility of substituting sand with crushed granite tile.

Experimental design was implemented to determine the significant difference between cement mortar with crushed granite tiles as aggregate and that with sand as the fine aggregate, in terms of compressive strength.

Findings showed that there was no significant difference between the compressive strength of cement mortar with sand and crushed tiles.