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Methodologies for Estimating Properties of Concrete Containing Recycled Aggregates: Analyses of Experimental Research

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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

The use of concrete now accounts for such a high level of consumption of non-renewable natural materials that, in some countries, there is already a shortage of these products. The demolition of concrete structures produces waste that is difficult to store owing to the lack of proper dumping places and high transportation and storage costs. The concern with the need of raw materials and the production of enormous quantities of waste has led to several studies on solutions to these problems. A number of studies have recently been published on the properties of recycled aggregates and this aggregate-based various concretes.

Keywords

Compressive Strength Water Absorption Replacement Ratio Recycle Aggregate Recycle Concrete Aggregate 
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Symbols

Ab_capRAC

Capillary water absorption of the recycled aggregates concrete

Ab_capRC

Capillary water absorption of the reference concrete

Ab_imRAC

Water absorption by immersion of the recycled aggregates concrete

Ab_imRC

Water absorption by immersion of the reference concrete

carbonationRAC

Carbonation depth of the reference concrete

carbonationRC

Carbonation depth of the recycled aggregates concrete

CDW

Construction and demolition waste

chloride pen.RAC

Chloride penetration depth of the reference concrete

chloride pen.RC

Chloride penetration depth of the recycled aggregates concrete

DCNA

Density of the coarse natural aggregates

DCRA

Density of the coarse recycled aggregates

DFNA

Density of the fine natural aggregates

DFRA

Density of the fine recycled aggregates

Dmix

Weighed density of the aggregates in the concrete mix

DRAC

Weighed density of the aggregates in the recycled aggregates concrete

DRC

Weighed density of the aggregates in the reference concrete

DRAC

Density of the recycled aggregates concrete

DRC

Density of the reference concrete

EcRAC

Modulus of elasticity of the recycled aggregates concrete

EcRC

Modulus of elasticity of the reference concrete

FA

Percentage of fine aggregates in the mix

fc7RAC

7-day compressive strength of the recycled aggregates concrete

fc7RC

7-day compressive strength of the reference concrete

fcRAC

28-day compressive strength of the recycled aggregates concrete

fcRC

28-day compressive strength of the reference concrete

fspRAC

Splitting tensile strength of the recycled aggregates concrete

fspRC

Splitting tensile strength of the reference concrete

ftRAC

Flexural strength of the recycled aggregates concrete

ftRC

Flexural strength of the reference concrete

NA

Natural aggregates

RA

Recycled aggregates

RAC

Recycled aggregates concrete(s)

RC

Reference concrete (mix without recycled aggregates)

shrinkageRAC

90-day shrinkage of the reference concrete

shrinkageRC

90-day shrinkage of the recycled aggregates concrete

substFRA

Substitution rate of fine recycled aggregates with fine natural aggregates

substCRA

Substitution rate of coarse recycled aggregates with coarse natural aggregates

w/c

Water/cement

waRAC

Weighed water absorption of the aggregates in the recycled aggregates concrete

waRC

Weighed water absorption of the aggregates in the reference concrete

ΔlRAC

Abrasion loss of mass of the reference concrete

ΔlRC

Abrasion loss of mass of the recycled aggregates concrete

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and GeoresourcesInstituto Superior Técnico (IST)LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and TechnologyKaziranga UniversityJorhatIndia

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