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The use of recycled aggregate concrete of equal compressive strength in reinforced concrete structural elements.

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

The rate of infrastructural development in different parts of the world has increased the global demand for construction aggregates. It is expected that the global demand for construction aggregates by 2015 may expand to 48.3 billion tonnes at the rate of 5.2% yearly. At this rate of consumption of natural aggregates, the environment will unavoidably be degraded unless alternatives to natural aggregates are used instead. One of such alternatives to natural aggregates is the use of construction and demolition waste.

This research proposal focuses on the need to respond to the above demands and on value added properties of concrete made of construction and demolition waste such as improved bond strength and increased compressive strength. Extensive experimental works with the main purpose of achieving and comparing the structural properties of concrete made with natural aggregate and concrete made with recycled aggregate of equal compressive strength were to ensure suitability of the materials. Furthermore, effects of recycled aggregate of equal compressive strength (at different RCA to natural aggregate replacement percentages) on structural concrete such as steel reinforced slabs and columns would provide better understanding of its structural reliance and promote high risk application of recycled aggregate in Civil Engineering.

Funding Notes

There is no funding for this project: applications can only be accepted from self-funded candidates

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FTE Category A staff submitted: 14.00

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