OJCE  Vol.3 No.2 , June 2013
Study of the Mechanical Performance of a Recycled Aggregate Concrete with Admixture Addition

The needs of the construction sector are still increasing for concrete. However the shortage of natural resources of aggregate could be a problem for the concrete industry. In addition, the negative impact on the environment is due to the construction demolition; where disposal wastes create a severe ecological and environmental hazard. In the last decade, a major interest has been developed for the reuse of recycled aggregates that present more than 70% of the concrete volume. The reused products should fulfill the requirements of lower cost and better quality, in order to establish its role in the concrete. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of the local admixtures on the mechanical behavior of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC). Physical and mechanical properties of RAC were investigated including density, compressive and flexural strength. The non-destructive test methods (NDT: pulse-velocity and rebound hammer) were used to determine the concrete strength. The results obtained were compared with crushed aggregate concrete (CAC) using the normal compressive testing machine test method. Thus, the convenience of indirect tests in the case of a recycled aggregate concrete were demonstrated.

Cite this paper
L. Belagraa and M. Beddar, "Study of the Mechanical Performance of a Recycled Aggregate Concrete with Admixture Addition," Open Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 99-103. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2013.32011.
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