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The Influence of Crushed Concrete Demolition Waste Aggregates on the Hardening Process of Concrete Mixtures

Author(s): Olga FINOŽENOK | Ramunė ŽURAUSKIENĖ | Rimvydas ŽURAUSKAS

Journal: Materials Science
ISSN 1392-1320

Volume: 19;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 96;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: concrete waste | recycled aggregate | filler aggregate | microstructure | exothermic effect

Concrete – complex structure composite material consisting of the components with various structure and size. Not only coarse and fine aggregates are used in concrete production, but also filler aggregates. Aggregates of natural, man-made origin or aggregates, produced from recycled materials, can be utilised in concrete production. Aggregates can be produced from recycled materials by reprocessing of concrete and reinforced concrete waste. The influence of the filler aggregates produced from the crushed concrete waste on the characteristics of binder’s paste, when part of the binder (5; 10; 15; 20; 25; 30 %) is replaced by such filler aggregate, is analysed in the research. Concrete mixtures with natural aggregates and crushed concrete waste were selected and concrete mixtures of required consistence were produced during the research. Exothermic reactions take place during the hardening of concrete mixture, at that time the heat is dissipated, which increases the temperature of the concrete sample. Thus the exothermic processes were investigated during the concrete’s mixture hardening period and the temperatures of exothermic reactions were determined.DOI:
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