Evaluation of recycled concrete with concrete coarse aggregate using ABCP mix design method modified
Abstract The use of recycled aggregate from construction and demolition waste is growing throughout the world. However, the adoption of a mix design method that does not take into account the type of recycled aggregate (RA), the best RA content in the mix proportion, and the best way to evaluate workability can hinder its application. Hence, the main goal of this study is to develop a specific mix design of recycled concrete, using the flow test on Graff's Table as a measure of workability. The mix design adopted was an adaptation of the ABCP (Brazilian Portland Cement Association) method. The RA proportions were 20% and 40%. In addition, the influence of two levels of flow test (350 mm and 400 mm) and three different mix design strength levels (25, 30 and 40 MPa) were also tested.The results showed it was necessary to make many experimental adjustments in the concrete mixtures determined by the ABCP method. On the other hand, the flow test on the Graff's table proved to be satisfactory as a measure of recycled concrete workability in this study. The two flow test levels evaluated had a significant influence on the compressive strength results, while the RA contents evaluated (20% and 40%) did not affect this property.