Evaluating the effects of recycled concrete aggregate size and concentration on properties of high-strength sustainable concrete

Md. Habibur Rahman, Sobuz and Datta, Shuvo Dip and Abu Sayed Mohammad, Akid and Vivian W.Y., Tam and Shoaib, Islam and Md. Jewel, Rana and Farhad, Aslani and Yalçınkaya, Çağlar and Norsuzailina, Mohamed Sutan (2022) Evaluating the effects of recycled concrete aggregate size and concentration on properties of high-strength sustainable concrete. Journal of King Saud University - Engineering Sciences. pp. 1-12. ISSN 1018-3639

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This paper studies the fresh and mechanical properties of high-strength concrete (HSC) by incorporating recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) of varying sizes and concentrations. The recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) was prepared by partially replacing RCA with natural coarse aggregate (NCA) at 0%, 15%, 30%, and 45%, with aggregate sizes ranging from 5 to 12 and 12–20-mm. Fresh concrete properties, such as slump, Kelly ball, compacting factor, K-slump, and fresh density, were tested to determine the influence of RCA size and concentration. In addition, the mechanical properties were studied through the execution of compressive, split-tensile, and stress-strain tests. The test results revealed that increasing the RCA concentration declines the fresh and hardened properties of HSC. In the fresh concrete experimentation, the 12–20 mm aggregate size RAC mixes exhibited greater workability than the 5–12 mm aggregate mixes. On the contrary, 5–12 mm aggregate mixes RAC had higher compressive and split-tensile strength and a higher modulus of elasticity than 12–20 mm aggregate mixes concrete. When it comes to sustainability, the study found that the smaller size range of RAC produces inferior embodied CO2 (eCO2) and provides a cost-effective and sustainable solution for the construction industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Recycled concrete aggregateHigh strength concreteRecycled aggregate concrete, Fresh properties, Mechanical properties, Sustainability.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2022 02:43
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2022 02:43
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/38837

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