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Revista IBRACON de Estruturas e Materiais
On-line version ISSN 1983-4195
TENORIO, J. J. L.; GOMES, P. C. C.; RODRIGUES, C. C. and ALENCAR, T. F. F. de. Concrete produced with recycled aggregates. Rev. IBRACON Estrut. Mater. [online]. 2012, vol.5, n.5, pp.692-701. ISSN 1983-4195. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1983-41952012000500006.
This paper presents the analysis of the mechanical and durable properties of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) for using in concrete. The porosity of recycled coarse aggregates is known to influence the fresh and hardened concrete properties and these properties are related to the specific mass of the recycled coarse aggregates, which directly influences the mechanical properties of the concrete. The recycled aggregates were obtained from construction and demolition wastes (CDW), which were divided into recycled sand (fine) and coarse aggregates. Besides this, a recycled coarse aggregate of a specific mass with a greater density was obtained by mixing the recycled aggregates of the CDW with the recycled aggregates of concrete wastes (CW). The concrete was produced in laboratory by combining three water-cement ratios, the ratios were used in agreement with NBR 6118 for structural concretes, with each recycled coarse aggregates and recycled sand or river sand, and the reference concrete was produced with natural aggregates. It was observed that recycled aggregates can be used in concrete with properties for structural concrete. In general, the use of recycled coarse aggregate in combination with recycled sand did not provide good results; but when the less porous was used, or the recycled coarse aggregate of a specific mass with a greater density, the properties of the concrete showed better results. Some RAC reached bigger strengths than the reference concrete.
Keywords : recycled aggregate; specific mass; concrete; properties.