High-strength structural concrete with recycled aggregates

Ngo, Nelson, Shing Chai (2004) High-strength structural concrete with recycled aggregates. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Recycled aggregates are comprised of crushed, graded inorganic particles processed from the materials that have been used in the constructions and demolition debris. The aim for this ongoing project is to determine the strength characteristic of recycled aggregates for application in high strength structural concrete, which will give a better understanding on the properties of concrete with recycled aggregates, as an alternative material to coarse aggregate in structural concrete. The scope of this project is to determine and compare the high strength concrete by using different percentage of recycled aggregates. The investigation was carried out using workability test, compressive test, indirect tensile test and modulus of elasticity test. There were total of eight batches of concrete mixes, consists of every 20% increment of recycled aggregate replacement from 0% to 100%. Moreover, 100% of recycled aggregate mix batches included fly ash, water/cement ratio of 0.36 and 0.43. The workability of concrete considerably reduced as the amount of recycled aggregate increased. This was evaluated through standard slump test and compacting factor test. For strength characteristics, the results showed that a gradually decreasing in compressive strength, tensile strength and modulus of elasticity as the percentage of recycled aggregate used in the specimens increased.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:12
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: high strength structural concrete, recycled aggregates
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21

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