Location

London

Event Website

http://www.csce2016.ca/

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Two-stage concrete (TSC) is a special type of concrete, which has a high potential for use in sidewalk construction owing to its high volume stability. TSC is characterized by its high coarse aggregate content. Hence, using recycled solid waste materials as a coarse aggregate will increase TSC sustainability, while providing a cost-effective alternative to natural aggregates. Aggregates are pre-placed in TSC. Hence, water absorption by recycled concrete aggregates and the associated rheology problems do not exist in TSC. This study explores the performance of green TSC sidewalks incorporating recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) and crumb rubber from scrap tires. Mechanical properties of the proposed green TSC including compressive strength, modulus of elasticity, flexural strength and toughness, as well as durability to freeze-thaw cycles were investigated. Results show a slight reduction in TSC mechanical properties due to the use of RCA. Moreover, incorporating tire particles reduced TSC mechanical properties significantly, while improving its toughness and freeze-thaw resistance. Addition of recycled tire steel wires allowed to overcome the negative effects on the mechanical properties induced by crumb tire rubber. Therefore, recycling solid waste materials in TSC sidewalks can be an effective strategy to beneficiate such waste materials.


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Jun 1st, 12:00 AM Jun 4th, 12:00 AM

MAT-716: GREEN SIDEWALKS USING SUSTAINABLE TWO-STAGE CONCRETE

London

Two-stage concrete (TSC) is a special type of concrete, which has a high potential for use in sidewalk construction owing to its high volume stability. TSC is characterized by its high coarse aggregate content. Hence, using recycled solid waste materials as a coarse aggregate will increase TSC sustainability, while providing a cost-effective alternative to natural aggregates. Aggregates are pre-placed in TSC. Hence, water absorption by recycled concrete aggregates and the associated rheology problems do not exist in TSC. This study explores the performance of green TSC sidewalks incorporating recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) and crumb rubber from scrap tires. Mechanical properties of the proposed green TSC including compressive strength, modulus of elasticity, flexural strength and toughness, as well as durability to freeze-thaw cycles were investigated. Results show a slight reduction in TSC mechanical properties due to the use of RCA. Moreover, incorporating tire particles reduced TSC mechanical properties significantly, while improving its toughness and freeze-thaw resistance. Addition of recycled tire steel wires allowed to overcome the negative effects on the mechanical properties induced by crumb tire rubber. Therefore, recycling solid waste materials in TSC sidewalks can be an effective strategy to beneficiate such waste materials.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Materials/12