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Petrographic and Mechanical Characteristics of Concrete Produced by Different Type of Recycled Materials

Section of Earth Materials, Department of Geology, University of Patras, 265 04 Patras, Greece
Physical and Geological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong BE1410, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cyprus, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
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Geosciences 2019, 9(6), 264;
Received: 2 April 2019 / Revised: 15 June 2019 / Accepted: 17 June 2019 / Published: 19 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geoscience of the Built Environment 2019 Edition)
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This paper examined three different types of recycled materials, such as beer green glass, waste tile, and asphalt, which will be used in different mixtures in order to prepare concrete specimens and, more specifically, their effect on concrete strength and how the petrographic characteristics of various recycled materials influenced the durability of C25/30 strength class concrete. Particular emphasis was placed on the effect of artificial microroughness of glassy and smooth surfaces of recycled materials on their final concrete strength. The concrete strength values do not show great variance, but their limited differences have been qualitatively interpreted by a new promising petrographic methodology, including the study of the surface texture of the used aggregate materials. Concretes are produced with constant volume proportions, workability, mixing, and curing conditions while using different sizes of each aggregate type. The aggregates were mixed both in dry and water saturated states in concretes. Concretes that are made by a mixture of beer green glass with quartz primer, as well as of tile with quartz primer, presented the optimum possible results of the compressive strength. View Full-Text
Keywords: petrographic characteristics; recycled materials; concrete petrography; quartz primer petrographic characteristics; recycled materials; concrete petrography; quartz primer

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Petrounias, P.; Giannakopoulou, P.P.; Rogkala, A.; Lampropoulou, P.; Tsikouras, B.; Rigopoulos, I.; Hatzipanagiotou, K. Petrographic and Mechanical Characteristics of Concrete Produced by Different Type of Recycled Materials. Geosciences 2019, 9, 264.

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