Influence of bagasse ash and recycled concrete aggregate on hardened properties of high-strength concrete




Concrete, Aggregate, Compressive strength, Durability, Chloride


This research aimed to use of bagasse ash as a cement replacement in high-strength recycled aggregate concrete (HS-RAC). Crushed limestone was replaced with 100% recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) and the ground bagasse ash (GBA) was used to partially replace ordinary Portland cement (OPC) at 20, 35 and 50%wt of binder to cast HS-RAC. The results indicated that the replacing of crushed limestone with RCA had a negative impact on the properties of the concrete. Increasing the amount of GBA in HS-RAC resulted in a decrease in density and an increase in the volume of permeable pore space. The concrete mixtures prepared with 20%wt GBA replacement of OPC promoted greater the compressive strength than the conventional concrete (CT concrete) at 90 days or more. HS-RAC with GBA (up to 50%) was more durable in terms of chloride ion penetration resistance, although it had lower compressive strength than the CT concrete.


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How to Cite

Rattanachu, P., Karntong, I., Tangchirapat, W., Jaturapitakkul, C., & Chindaprasirt, P. (2018). Influence of bagasse ash and recycled concrete aggregate on hardened properties of high-strength concrete. Materiales De Construcción, 68(330), e158.



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