Long-term shrinkage and mechanical properties of fully recycled aggregate concrete: Testing and modelling

Hanghua Zhang, Jianzhuang Xiao, Yuxiang Tang, Zhenhua Duan, Chi sun Poon

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Abstract

To advance the research on recycled concrete (RC), recycled coarse aggregate (RCA), recycled fine aggregate (RFA) and recycled powder (RP) were used in preparing fully recycled aggregate concrete (FRAC), which lead to more comprehensive usage in the recycling of concrete waste. Recycled aggregates were studied as types of aggregate combinations instead of partial substitutes, and four aggregate combinations were designed with the use of natural and recycled aggregates in this study. The effects of different aggregate combinations on the long-term mechanical and shrinkage properties of concrete were examined. Furthermore, the effects of using RP on the properties of FRAC were studied. The results showed that using fully recycled aggregate (FRA) combinations had negative effects on the long-term mechanical and shrinkage properties of concrete, which were consistent with previous research on recycled concrete. However, the effect caused by FRA combination were found to be higher than the sum of that caused by fully recycled coarse aggregate and fully recycled fine aggregate combination. Moreover, RP decreased the mechanical properties of FRAC by 5%–17% whereas the shrinkage strain of FRAC in 180 days were decreased by 3%–13% with the increase of RP content from 10% to 30%. A long-term shrinkage model suitable for FRAC was derived by adding modification coefficients for aggregate combinations and RP contents to the current models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104527
JournalCement and Concrete Composites
Volume130
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

Keywords

  • Fully recycled aggregate concrete
  • Long-term mechanical properties
  • Recycled aggregate
  • Shrinkage behavior
  • Shrinkage prediction model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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