E3S Web Conf.
Volume 97, 2019XXII International Scientific Conference “Construction the Formation of Living Environment” (FORM-2019)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Modern Building Materials|
|Published online||29 May 2019|
Grain size distribution of aggregates of crushed concrete
Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, Department Building Materials and Technologies”, Polytechnic St., 77, Saratov, Russia
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The results of studies of recycling aggregates obtained by crushing concrete scrap are presented. The heterogeneity of the material received as a result of crushing concrete scrap, complicates the task of selecting the fractional composition of aggregates. The presence of the mortar component in recycled aggregates significantly increases their water demand. This indicates the expediency of their use in a mixture with natural ones. This work aimed at optimizing the granulometry of recycling rubble and sand. Concrete scrap was used for the research. It was represented by destroyed samples of heavy concrete cubes. Standard methods for determining the grain composition and properties of aggregates of concrete, manufacturing and testing mortar mixes were used. It has been shown that recycling rubble of the 5-20 mm fraction has a minimum voidness when it contains 35% of the 5-10 mm grains and 65% of the 10-20 mm grains, which is close to the ratio of these fractions in the initial crushing product. Therefore, it is advisable to use recycling rubble fractions of 5-20 mm without separation into fractions. The rather high content in the recycling sand of grains with a particle size of more than 0.63 mm indicates the feasibility of using it in a mixture with natural fine and very fine sand. A grain-optimized mixture of natural very fine sand (46% of the total mass of mixed sand) and coarse fractions (0.63–5 mm) of recycled sand (54%) is proposed. Should be considered that recycled sand has increased water demand.
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