Shrinkage Behavior of High-Strength Concrete Using Recycled Concrete Aggregate

  • B. Suguna RaoEmail author
  • Ampli Suresh
  • Srikanth M. Naik
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 25)


Rapid urbanization and growth of construction industries has brought the need for the development of sustainable criteria. The need of the hour for a sustainable development has made way for using C and D Demolition waste. Recycling C and D material is one of the remedies for sustainable development. Thus, demolition wastes which are being generated around the world can be utilized as recycled aggregate concrete. Further, to meet the needs of industrialization, there is a heavy demand for natural aggregates because of which they are getting depleted. Hence to overcome the depletion and for making a sustainable world, the use of recycled aggregates came into picture. Recycled aggregates have found their use in many works like pavements, kerbs, etc., but they are rarely used for engineering works. This project aims at finding the usage of recycled aggregates for high-strength concrete. The present research studies the strength of concrete made with different replacement levels of natural aggregates with recycled aggregates. The replacement ratios considered are 0%, 30%, 35%, 40%, 45%, and 50% along with 10% replacement of cement with silica fume for different water–cement ratio to find the optimized mix. The study also aims at understanding the shrinkage behavior of recycled aggregate for 0%, 30%, 35%, 40%, 45%, and 50% along with their mechanical properties.


Recycled aggregate concrete Compressive strength Split tensile strength Flexural strength And shrinkage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Suguna Rao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ampli Suresh
    • 1
  • Srikanth M. Naik
    • 1
  1. 1.Civil Engineering DepartmentRamaiah Institute of TechnologyBangaloreIndia

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