Sustainable construction using high volume flyash self-compacting concrete blended with recycled concrete aggregates

Gopinatha Nayak, Kiran K. Shetty

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Abstract

One major challenge facing the civil engineering community is to execute projects in harmony with nature using the concept of sustainable development. This calls for use of high performance, environment-friendly and economical construction materials. In this study, the fresh and hardened properties of self-compacting concrete (SCC) using recycled concrete aggregate as both coarse and fine aggregates were evaluated. M25 grade concrete mixes were prepared using recycled coarse aggregate (100%), natural and recycled fine aggregate in four combinations. All the mixes show higher compressive strength as compared with control concrete. All the mixes achieve their target strength at 28 days and increase in weight indicating higher sulphate resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662-666
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2013

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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