Investigation on the Effect of Recycled Asphalt Shingle (RAS) in Portland Cement Mortar
AbstractTear-off roofing shingle, referred to as Reclaimed asphalt shingle (RAS), is the byproduct of construction demolition and it is a major solid waste stream in the U.S. Reuse of this byproduct in road construction sector can contribute to the success of materials sustainability as well as landfill conservation. Ground RAS has similar particle distribution as sand and its major component includes aggregate granules, fibers, and asphalt. To promote the beneficial utilization of RAS, this study evaluates the effect of RAS in cement mortar when used as replacement of sand. In addition, the study investigates how cellulose fibers from RAS behave under high alkaline environment during cement hydration process, which may significantly affect mortar’s strength performance. The laboratory study includes measurements of physical, mechanical, and durability behaviors of cement mortar containing RAS replacing sand up to 30%. It was found that the optimum mixture proportions are 5% and 10% for compressive strength and toughness, respectively. View Full-Text
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An, J.; Nam, B.H.; Youn, H. Investigation on the Effect of Recycled Asphalt Shingle (RAS) in Portland Cement Mortar. Sustainability 2016, 8, 384.
An J, Nam BH, Youn H. Investigation on the Effect of Recycled Asphalt Shingle (RAS) in Portland Cement Mortar. Sustainability. 2016; 8(4):384.Chicago/Turabian Style
An, Jinwoo; Nam, Boo H.; Youn, Heejung. 2016. "Investigation on the Effect of Recycled Asphalt Shingle (RAS) in Portland Cement Mortar." Sustainability 8, no. 4: 384.
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