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Viability of Using Local Waste Materials in the Production of High-Performance and Self-Compacting Concrete

Sayed Mohamad Soleimani1, Abdel Rahman Alaqqad1, Ali Behbehani1, Mhd Hazem Al-Swwaf1 and Najem Al-Matroud1
  • 1 Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 1, 2020, 1-9

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2020.1.9

Submitted On: 23 November 2019 Published On: 6 January 2020

How to Cite: Soleimani, S. M., Alaqqad, A. R., Behbehani, A., Al-Swwaf, M. H. & Al-Matroud, N. (2020). Viability of Using Local Waste Materials in the Production of High-Performance and Self-Compacting Concrete. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2020.1.9

Abstract

The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of using local waste materials on the properties of fresh and hardened high performance and self-compacting concrete. Crushed ceramic products and steel slag from electric-arc furnaces were used as partial replacements of traditional concrete raw materials in the production of self-compacting and high-performance concrete, which were obtained from local factories in Kuwait. Results have shown that using crushed ceramic products (in the form of powder and 3/8” aggregates) increases the rate of strength gain as the concrete cures, while using electric-arc furnace slag increases the compressive strength of the benchmark concrete mix.

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Keywords

  • Self-Compacting Concrete
  • High-Performance Concrete
  • Waste Materials
  • Ceramic Waste
  • Electric-Arc Furnace Slag