Influence of recycled aggregate on slump and bleeding of fresh concrete

Chi Sun Poon, S. C. Kou, L. Lam

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The recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) waste as a source of aggregates for the production of new concrete has attracted increasing interests from the construction industry. While the environmental benefits of using recycled aggregates are well accepted, some unsolved problems prevent this type of material from wide application in structural concrete. One of the major problems with the use of recycled aggregates in structural concrete is their high water absorption capacity which leads to difficulties in controlling the properties of fresh concrete and consequently influences the strength and durability of hardened concrete. This paper presents an experimental study on the properties of fresh concrete prepared with recycled aggregates. Concrete mixes with a target compressive strength of 35 MPa are prepared with the use of recycled aggregates at the levels from 0 to 100% of the total coarse aggregate. The influence of recycled aggregate on the slump and bleeding are investigated. The effect of delaying the starting time of bleeding tests and the effect of using fly ash on the bleeding of concrete are explored.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)981-988
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007


  • Bleeding
  • Fresh Properties
  • Recycled aggregate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)


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