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ANÁLISE DAS PROPRIEDADES FÍSICAS E MECÂNICAS DO CONCRETO PRODUZIDO COM RESÍDUO SÓLIDO DE CERÂMICA VERMELHA

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Author(s): Cassio Fabian S. Campos | Giovane Bozette Mazini | Guilherme Augusto da Silva Neto

Journal: Colloquium Exactarum
ISSN 2178-8332

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 01;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Waste ceramics | concrete with recycled aggregate | recycled aggregate

ABSTRACT
The construction industry accounts for the largest share of consumption of natural resources among all other areas, about 50%. Consequently is also the largest generator of waste. One of these tailings is red ceramic, which due to its fragility break easily generate large amount of debris. This project aimed to examine the possibility of reuse of waste as aggregate for concrete comparing their physical and mechanical properties, with conventional concrete. We compared the behaviors of different traits in concrete with a gradual replacement of 20% of natural coarse aggregate by recycled aggregate red ceramic to achieve 100% recycled aggregate, evaluating possible changes in density, absorption and voids, as well as the mechanical compression. The reference concrete results presented in the order of 25 MPa at 28 days of age, since the concrete produced with recycled aggregates showed lower results of the compressive strength of up to 30%. The other indices also suffered physical changes as the slump that had values 4 times higher, the level of absorption and voids which increased 2-3 three times in concrete with recycled aggregate. This happens due to the difference between the densities of crushed stone and ceramics. Although the ceramic adversely affect the mechanical properties, this difference becomes lighter concrete, or decreases its specific weight, which may be favorable in some situations.
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