Materiales de Construcción, Vol 62, No 307 (2012)

Applicability assessment of concrete with recycled coarse aggregates in Havana, Cuba


https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2012.63210

E. Pavón
Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría, Ciudad Habana, Cuba

M. Etxeberria
Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Barcelona, Spain

N. E. Díaz
Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría, Ciudad Habana, Cuba

Abstract


The recent viability studies carried out in Havana, Cuba, according to natural or recycled aggregates, exhibited high volume production of construction and demolition waste (CDW). The last well-known data of concrete waste generation reached to 1800 m3/month. This situation, together with the depletion of the quarry aggregates closed to the capital, requires the use of such debris as aggregate for concrete production. In this work, four origin recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) were produced and characterized. Recycled aggregate concrete with 25%, 50% and 100% of RCA and 0.45, 0.50 and 0.55 of water-cement ratio were produced. Physical, mechanical and durabilidty properties of thoses concretes were determined and evaluated, and their applicability as structural material in different aggressive environments according to Cuban normative was defined.

Keywords


waste; recycled; aggregate; concrete

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