Study on Strength and Durability of Concrete Containing Recycled Coarse Aggregate Manufactured with Various Method
This paper presents the results of experimental study on the effects of adhered mortar content on strengths and durability of concrete. Compressive, tensile and shear strengths, modulus of elasticity, drying shrinkage and carbonation were tested on concrete mixtures with the water cement ratio of 0.43, 0.50 and 0.60 using 3 kinds recycled coarse aggregate and a riversand. The test results of concrete indicated higher compressive, tensile amd shear strengths and higher modulus of elasticity for concrete using recycled corase aggregate with lower adhered mortar content, lower absorption and higher specific gravity. Recycled aggregate with higher adhered mortar content also showed significunt adverse effects on drying shrinkage and carbonation. In conclusion, the upper limit of adhered mortar content of coarse recycled aggregate to keep up the quality of aggregate and concrete equal to natural coarse aggregate and those concrete is considered to be 15%.
Jinglong Bu, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang, Yungang Li
H. Z. Quan "Study on Strength and Durability of Concrete Containing Recycled Coarse Aggregate Manufactured with Various Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 287-290, pp. 1015-1018, 2011