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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

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.

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

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Keywords

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