SELF COMPACTING CONCRETE (SCC) AS GREEN CONCRETE WITH RECYCLED CONCRETE AGGREGATES (RCA) – AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology
The construction industry has become one of the main sources of environmental pollution due to the emission of carbon monoxide and other pollutants during the production of construction materials and operation of construction equipment. Self-compacting concrete (SCC) provides a healthier working environment by avoiding noise pollution, emission of smoke and vibrations during construction. Also, the depleting sources of natural aggregate (NA) and disposal problem of demolished waste have
... waste have prompted the researchers to take up studies& investigations on the use of Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) in structural concrete. Thus, SCC with RCA has more significant environmental related advantages in comparison to the vibrated concrete. This paper presents experimental results of investigations carried out on SCC of grade M20 with RCA designed on the basis of modified NAN-SU mix design and the workability tests performed in this research were as per The European (EFNARC) Guidelines for Self Compacting Concrete (SCC) Specification to arrive at the SCC mix proportions. Workability and hardened state properties of Self-compacting concrete (SCC) with various percentages of RCA as partial replacement of natural aggregates (NA) (0%, 25%, 50% 75% & 100%) were studied. The results have indicated that the natural aggregate can be replaced completely with the RCA for low strength concrete with more or less 10% deviation in strength which can be compensated by proper designing of mix.