Effects of rubber aggregates on the physical-mechanical, thermal and durability properties of self-compacting sand concrete
Keywords:self-compacting sand concrete, waste rubber, recycling aggregates, strength, thermal conductivity, durability, porosity
The aim of this research was to study the effect of incorporating waste rubber aggregates on the physical, mechanical, thermal and durability performance of Self-Compacting Sand Concrete SCSC mixtures. For this purpose, the separately developed Rubberized Self-Compacting Sand Concrete RSCSC were prepared with three fractions of rubber grains where the natural aggregates were replaced with powder rubber, sand rubber and gravel rubber and four addition ratios (5, 10, 15 and 20%) as volume rates. The performed fresh properties using slump-flow, spreading, t500, sieve stability and air-entrained content tests proved better results for the RSCSC in comparison with reference concretes. Hardened state characterization of the concretes exhibited decreases in the mechanical properties of the RSCSC but the thermal conductivity and the dynamic elastic modulus were improved. Assessment of the concrete’s durability was accomplished through determination of apparent porosity, capillary absorption. Therefore, RSCSC to be can used in structural elements of dense reinforcement and complex formwork. Furthermore, this allows promising solution to reduce the impact of waste tyres on the environment and fight pollution.
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