ENG> Vol.6 No.5, April 2014

Properties Evaluation of Concrete using Local Used Bricks as Coarse Aggregate

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ABSTRACT

With time concrete / reinforced concrete has become the popular material for construction. Modern industry utilizes this material a lot and has produced various beautiful, eye catching and amazing structures. Due to modern requirements for living and developed construction industries, the old buildings (usually constructed with brick masonry) are demolished and are replaced with new modern buildings. Demolition of buildings results in waste materials which can create waste related problems and environmental issues. By using recycled aggregates weight of concrete can also be reduced, which can also solve problems related to self-weight of concrete. In this paper attempt has been made to use local used bricks from vicinity of Nawabshah, Pakistan, as coarse aggregate. Concrete cubes made with local recycled bricks are cast and tested for overall weight of concrete, moisture content, dynamic modulus of elasticity and compressive strength (nondestructive and destructive methods). The results showed that concrete derived from recycled aggregates attained lower strength than regular concrete. More detailed elaborated work is recommended with different mix ratios and different proportions recycled aggregates for better conclusions.

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Bhanbhro, R. , Memon, I. , Ansari, A. , Shah, A. and Memon, B. (2014) Properties Evaluation of Concrete using Local Used Bricks as Coarse Aggregate. Engineering, 6, 211-216. doi: 10.4236/eng.2014.65025.

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