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Mechanical properties of concrete utilising waste ceramic as coarse aggregate
Construction and Building Materials
  • Derrick J Anderson, The University of Hong Kong
  • Scott T Smith, Southern Cross University
  • Francis TK Au, The University of Hong Kong
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2016
Peer Reviewed
Peer-Reviewed
Abstract
The importance of sustainability and recycling has become increasingly recognised and understood in academia and industry over the last several decades. Recycling construction and debris waste is one of many avenues that provide a great opportunity to prevent waste material from entering landfills and reduce the construction industry reliance on decreasing natural resource supplies. A coarse aggregate replacement scheme in concrete is investigated with three different waste ceramic tile materials in replacement ratios including 20%, 25%, 35%, 50%, 65%, 75%, 80% and 100%. Results show waste ceramic as a possible practicable natural coarse aggregate replacement material with minimal changes in mechanical properties.
Citation Information

Anderson, DJ, Smith, ST & Au, FTK 2016, 'Mechanical properties of concrete utilising waste ceramic as coarse aggregate', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 117, pp. 20-28.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.04.153