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Improving the structural behaviour RC precast concrete beams made of recycled aggregate concrete

    Andrzej Lapko Affiliation
    ; Robert Grygo Affiliation

Abstract

The application of concrete waste for recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) used in structural members is as­sociated with an increased risk for the structure due to, e.g. pollutions in the old crushed concrete and random variable strength. A new concept of RC flexural members like beams and slabs made of RAC with strengthening inclusion was elaborated and presented in the paper based on application of precast concrete inserts made of HSC, located in the com­pression zone of the members. The paper presents the results of experimental and numerical (FEM) analysis carried out on such composite beams. The results of experimental research on the behavior of such beams and numerical simula­tions using Diana computer program reveal some positive effects, such as higher stiffness and flexural capacity of the innovative beams compared to the reference beams made fully of RAC.

Keyword : innovative constructions, RC beams, recycled aggregate concrete, strengthening inclusions, HSC

How to Cite
Lapko, A., & Grygo, R. (2016). Improving the structural behaviour RC precast concrete beams made of recycled aggregate concrete. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 22(2), 234-242. https://doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2015.1023346
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Mar 1, 2016
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