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An Experimental Evaluation of High Volume Fly Ash Structural Concrete made from Recycled Aggregate

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2008
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Three vital factors, namely environmental protection, savings in costs, and strength/durability benefits, make it advantageous to incorporate fly ash of controlled quality and composition in all concrete made from construction demolition (C&D) recycled aggregate. The specific objective of this research was to compare the performance characteristics of High-Volume-Fly-Ash (HVFA) structural concrete containing C&D aggregate with that of normal recycled aggregate concrete containing no fly ash. A coordinated experimental program was undertaken which comprised of ( 1) Compressive and Split Tensile strength tests; (2) ASTM durability tests by measuring resistance to chloride-ion penetration; and (3) Flexural strength tests on reinforced concrete beam specimens. Three mix designs were used, all of which had the same water/cement ratio of 0.45 and the same amount of recycled aggregate/yd^3. Mix 1 contained cement and no fly ash, Mix 2 contained 16% replacement of cement by weight, and Mix 3 contained 40% replacement of cement, called a HVF A mix. Results indicate that fly ash increases compressive strength, improves both moment carrying capacity and tension resistance, and increases resistance to chloride-ion attack.
Title: An Experimental Evaluation of High Volume Fly Ash Structural Concrete made from Recycled Aggregate.
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Name(s): Theodorou, Anthony Lloyd
Sobhan, Khaled, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2008
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 113 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Three vital factors, namely environmental protection, savings in costs, and strength/durability benefits, make it advantageous to incorporate fly ash of controlled quality and composition in all concrete made from construction demolition (C&D) recycled aggregate. The specific objective of this research was to compare the performance characteristics of High-Volume-Fly-Ash (HVFA) structural concrete containing C&D aggregate with that of normal recycled aggregate concrete containing no fly ash. A coordinated experimental program was undertaken which comprised of ( 1) Compressive and Split Tensile strength tests; (2) ASTM durability tests by measuring resistance to chloride-ion penetration; and (3) Flexural strength tests on reinforced concrete beam specimens. Three mix designs were used, all of which had the same water/cement ratio of 0.45 and the same amount of recycled aggregate/yd^3. Mix 1 contained cement and no fly ash, Mix 2 contained 16% replacement of cement by weight, and Mix 3 contained 40% replacement of cement, called a HVF A mix. Results indicate that fly ash increases compressive strength, improves both moment carrying capacity and tension resistance, and increases resistance to chloride-ion attack.
Identifier: FA00012563 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2008.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Subject(s): Aggregates (Building materials)--Recycling
Fly ash--Recycling
Concrete--Additives--Evaluation
Concrete--Permeability
Industrial minerals--Evaluation
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