Strength and Durability of Concrete incorporating Natural Pozzolan in Aggressive Solomon Sea Environment


  • Khandaker M A Hossain Ryerson University
  • Muhammed S Anwar University of Toronto
  • Khandaker M Y Julkarnine Ryerson Univeristy


Natural pozzolan, concrete, marine environment, strength, diffusivity, porosity


This paper reports the results of a comparative study on the performance of natural pozzolana (volcanic ash) based blended cement concrete in marine environment. Variables were volcanic ash (VA) content and curing environment. VA contents as cement replacement was varied from 0 to 35% and the samples were cured in the actual sea in two different conditions and in normal water. Volcanic ash concrete (VAC) showed better performance in terms of strength and durability (related to seawater ion diffusivity) compared to control normal concrete (NC) due to pozzolanic action of VA in marine condition.

Author Biographies

Khandaker M A Hossain, Ryerson University

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

Muhammed S Anwar, University of Toronto

Research Assiatant and Student

Department of Engineering Science

Khandaker M Y Julkarnine, Ryerson Univeristy

Research Assistant, Deprtamt of Civil Engineering


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How to Cite

Hossain, K. M. A., Anwar, M. S., & Julkarnine, K. M. Y. (2015). Strength and Durability of Concrete incorporating Natural Pozzolan in Aggressive Solomon Sea Environment. Asian Journal of Engineering and Technology, 3(1). Retrieved from