publication . Article . 2009

Concrete manufacture with un‐graded recycled aggregates

Richardson, Alan; Coventry, Kathryn; Graham, Sue;
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  • Published: 03 Apr 2009 Journal: Structural Survey, volume 27, pages 62-70 (issn: 0263-080X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Emerald
  • Country: United Kingdom
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether concrete that includes un-graded recycled aggregates can be manufactured to a comparable strength to concrete manufactured from virgin aggregates. \ud \ud Design/methodology/approach – A paired comparison test was used to evaluate the difference between concrete made with virgin aggregates (plain control) and concrete including recycled waste. Un-graded construction demolition waste and un-graded ground glass were used as aggregate replacements. With regard to concrete, compressive strength is widely used as a measure of suitability as being fit for purpose. Therefore compressive strength was mainly u...
free text keywords: Civil and Structural Engineering, Building and Construction, Civil engineering, Particle packing, Demolition waste, Waste recovery, Geotechnical engineering, Compressive strength, Engineering, business.industry, business, K200
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