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Influence of Adding Demolition Wastes on the Mechanical Properties of Concrete in Sultanate of Oman

EasyChair Preprint no. 9673

7 pagesDate: February 6, 2023


Nowadays the global trends in construction industry is to reduce the cost, saving energy and preserving the environment. Using other industries waste material as a construction material is one of several methods followed to meet these trends. Management of solid waste considered as one of the most significant environmental issues not only in Oman, but globally as well. Around 1.7 million tons of solid waste yearly generated in Oman. More than 120 million tons of constriction’s demolition waste yearly generated over the world. Besides, 10 - 30 % of Oman solid wastes produced from construction field (concrete wastes and aggregate) and just dumped in the landfill area without any further use. In this paper, the influence of replacing the demolition waste with coarse aggregate on the mechanical properties of concrete was studied in terms of compressive, flexural, and tensile strengths, and workability. The concrete properties were evaluated by replacing of 20, 30 and 40% of coarse aggregates with demolition waste in the mix proportion of C-35 concrete and the experiments results were compared with each other as well as with conventional one based on two different periods of 7 and 28 days. The results were satisfactory so it could be concluded that replacing of up to 40% of coarse aggregates with construction and demolition waste is still safe and not causing dramatic reduction in the concrete strength.

Keyphrases: Concrete, construction, Demolition, Oman, Recycling, waste

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Said Almaawali and Samiya Alhamrashdi and Ameera Alsiyabi},
  title = {Influence of Adding Demolition Wastes on the Mechanical Properties of Concrete in Sultanate of Oman},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 9673},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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