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Recycled aggregate as coarse aggregate replacement in concrete mixes

Adnan, Suraya Hani and Abdul Rahman, Ismail and Mohd Saman, Hamidah (2011) Recycled aggregate as coarse aggregate replacement in concrete mixes. In: ASEAN Australian Engineering Congress 2011, 25th – 27th July 2011, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.


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Utilization of Recycled Aggregate in concrete has been employed due to awareness of society in natural resources protection. The application of Recycled Aggregate (RA) as coarse aggregate in concrete mixes has been iniated as to make use effectively the waste materials. However the concrete using Recycled Aggregate or familiarly known as Recycled Aggregate Concrete has obtained lower performance compared to concrete using Natural Aggregate. Thus, in this research, Micronised Biomass Silica (MBS) which is produced from rice husk has been used for improving the performance of Recycled Aggregate Concrete. Concrete specimens containing various percentages of Recycled Aggregate (0%, 25%, 50%, 75%,100%) and MBS (0%, 4%, 8%, 12%) has been prepared for laboratory works. From the laboratory works it was found that after 28 days, 12 % of MBS has the ability to enhance the performance of 100% Recycled Aggregate in concrete for compressive strength up to 17.20 % and reduce the water permeability coefficient and water penetration up to 47.10 % and 7.5 % respectively. Thus it can be stated that RAC containing MBS has better performance compared to RAC without MBS.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Recycled Aggregate; Micronised Biomass Silica; compressive strength water permeability coefficient, water penetration
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1-163 Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: M.Iqbal Zainal A
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 03:38
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2011 03:38
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1993
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