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UTILISATION OF RECYCLED AGGREGATE AS COARSE AGGREGATE IN CONCRETE

Yong, P.C.1 and Teo, D.C.L.2

Abstract

In this rapid industrialised world, recycling construction material plays an important role to preserve the natural resources. In this research, recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) from site-tested concrete specimens were used. These consist of 28-days concrete cubes after compression test obtained from a local construction site. These concrete cubes are crushed to suitable size and reused as recycled coarse aggregate. The amount of recycled concrete aggregate used in this research is approximately 200 kg. Many researchers state that recycled aggregates are only suitable for non-structural concrete application. This research, however, shows that the recycled aggregates that are obtained from site-tested concrete specimen make good quality concrete. The compressive strength of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) is found to be higher than the compressive strength of normal concrete. Recycled aggregate concrete is in close proximity to normal concrete in terms of split tensile strength, flexural strength and wet density. The slump of recycled aggregate concrete is low and that can be improved by using saturated surface dry (SSD) coarse aggregate.