MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF RECYCLED EPS CONCRETE

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Hasan Jasim Mohammed http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7195-3509 Omar Khaleefah Aayeel

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Investigation the mechanical properties of recycled expanded polystyrene (EPS) concrete is aim of this study. Seven recycled EPS concrete percentages are manufactured experimentally by replacing 0%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 35%, 45% and 60% of the coarse aggregate volume with recycled EPS, whereas the cement is replaced with 10% silica fume (SF). The mechanical tests conducted such as compressive strength, tensile strength, density and modulus of rupture. The results show that the decrease values ​​of the compressive strength, splitting tensile strength and modulus of rupture of recycled EPS concretes with increase recycled EPS ratio about 50%, 41% and 60%, respectively (60% substituting of recycled EPS) compared to normal concrete. They also reveal that recycled EPS concrete density decrease about 30 % of normal concrete. The recycled EPS is useful in concrete and meets requirements.

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Mohammed, H., & Aayeel, O. K. (2020). MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF RECYCLED EPS CONCRETE. International Journal of Engineering Technology and Computer Research, 8(1). Retrieved from http://ijetcr.org/index.php/ijetcr/article/view/514
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