UTILIZATION OF DEMOLISHED CONCRETE WASTE AS PARTIAL REPLACEMENT OF COARSE AGGREGATE IN CONCRETE
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Concrete waste is generated whenever any demolition activities take place. Recycling concrete waste as recycled aggregate is one of the methods adopted to reduce environmental impact. When the useful life of the structure is over it will be demolished and all the demolished wastes just find their way to landfills. Finding large areas for landfills is becoming very difficult. On the other hand continuous extraction and quarrying of natural aggregates for construction is causing depletion of natural resources. There cycling of demolished construction waste in to aggregates to be used in new engineering application provides a promising solution to both the problems. In this work the usability of demolished waste as coarse aggregates in new concrete is attempted. This experimental investigation involves evaluating the properties of the constituents of concrete including the demolished concrete wastes as coarse aggregate replacing by 0%, 10%, 20% and 30% in new concrete. The results of this experimental study is aimed at examining the properties and strength of recycled aggregate concrete made from different replacement ratios of recycled aggregates from natural aggregates.