Viability of Using Local Waste Materials in the Production of High-Performance and Self-Compacting Concrete
- 1 Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait
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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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- Self-Compacting Concrete
- High-Performance Concrete
- Waste Materials
- Ceramic Waste
- Electric-Arc Furnace Slag