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Effects of alternative aggregates on concrete strength

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posted on 18.11.2022, 01:48 authored by Daniela IonescuDaniela Ionescu, Joseph PetrolitoJoseph Petrolito, John Forrest, Samuel German, Sam Pinnuck
Worldwide, large quantities of solid waste are generated by construction and demolition (C&D) activities and the car industry. At the same time, the availability of landfill space is diminishing, and most industrialized nations are actively promoting recycling procedures to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Governments have also set up regulatory bodies to provide standards and protocols for these procedures. Environmental benefits and reduced concrete production costs are some of the advantages of using recycled materials. Given these worldwide trends, it is essential to consider recycling some of the solid waste from the construction industry and used tires from the car industry to supplement natural aggregates in the production of concrete for the construction industry. This papers discusses the on-going research at La Trobe University on the use of recycled aggregates such as crushed concrete, crushed brick and rubber chips in the production of concrete. The effects of partial or total replacement of normal-weight aggregates with recycled aggregates on the strength of concrete were investigated. Different types and proportions of aggregate replacements were studied to establish which protocols provided the best options. It was found that concrete mixes produced with recycled aggregates produced acceptable concrete with reduced production costs.

History

Publication Date

19/05/2016

Proceedings

The First European and Mediterranean Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Interaction between Theory and Practice in Civil Engineering and Construction

Editors

Komurlu R Gurgun AP Singh A Yazdani S

Publisher

ISEC Press 2016

Place of publication

Fargo, USA

Volume

3

Issue

1

Pagination

6p. (p. 49-54)

ISBN-13

978-0-9960437-2-4

ISSN

2644-108X

Name of conference

International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference

Location

Istanbul, Turkey

Starting Date

24/05/2016

Finshing Date

29/05/2016

Rights Statement

© 2016 ISEC Press. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License - for terms and conditions, see: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/