Experimental Research on Main Properties of New Recycled Coarse Aggregate Concrete
Recently reutilization of waste concrete becomes one of the hottest issues in civil engineering field throughout the world. However, most of the concerned research focuses on the RCA (recycled coarse aggregate) by simply crushing waste concrete. In this paper shucking technique is developed to secondary process the simply crushing waste concrete for improving the performance of RCA concrete. Test has been done to demonstrate that performances such as strength, elastic modulus et al. of shucking RCA concrete is better than those of common recycled concrete. Simultaneously, beam specimens are made to test the flexural behavior of shucking RCA concrete. Results showed that the deflection of shucking RCA concrete beam is approximately same with that of natural coarse aggregate concrete beam, which solves current problem that recycled aggregate concrete beam has bigger deflection than common concrete beam. The new shucking technique developed in this paper has many advantages to be applied in practical engineering and it has obvious economic benefits and social effect.
D. X. Qian et al., "Experimental Research on Main Properties of New Recycled Coarse Aggregate Concrete", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 261-263, pp. 19-23, 2011