The IUP Journal of Structural Engineering
Optimization of Recycled Concrete as Aggregate for Structural Concrete

Article Details
Pub. Date : April, 2022
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Structural Engineering
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJSE030422
Author Name : Daheem Hussain Bhat and Manish Kumar
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Science and Technology
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No. of Pages : 13



In terms of building serviceability, the relative qualities of concrete are quite important. In this paper, the impact of recycled aggregate's physical and mechanical properties were studied and the concept of concrete is explained. Water-binder (w/b) ratios 0.28, 0.30 and 0.32 were used. With a substitution percentage of 0%, 10%, 12.5%, 15% and 20% of natural material, recycled aggregates were taken into account. Optimization was done using Minitab software to achieve the best combination of materials for obtaining High Performance Concrete (HPC).


Concrete is the most widely used material in common designing and is an essential part in many foundations. In the not-so-distant future, by all accounts, there is no alternative to concrete as a development material. Despite the fact that the strength of cement is generally significant. For instance, in pre-stressed substantial extensions, the substantial ought to have high strength, restricted shrinkage and creep properties. For spans, seaward designs, expressway and air terminal asphalts and machine establishments, cement ought to have high strength. For atomic reactor domes, exposed to extremely high temperatures, the substantial should have high protection from warm-breaking. Accordingly, extensive consideration has been paid to the innovative work of High Performance Concrete (HPC) with a view to improve the capability of the material to build structures with a life of around 100 years, rather than standard 40 to 50 years.


Optimization, Recycled aggregate, water-binder (w/b) ratio, L27 array