Effects of the fine recycled concrete aggregates on the concrete properties

Yaprak H., ARUNTAŞ H. Y. , Demir I., ŞİMŞEK O., DURMUŞ G.

International Journal of Physical Sciences, vol.6, no.10, pp.2455-2461, 2011 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Physical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2455-2461
  • Keywords: Compressive strength, Concrete, Normal crushed aggregate, Recycled fine concrete aggregate, Waste concrete
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this experimental study, the effects of the recycled fine recycled concrete aggregate (FRA) that was manufactured from concrete wastes on the concrete properties were investigated. In concrete mixtures, 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 100% by weight FRA were used instead of river sand. Afterwards, unit weight and water absorption ratios and 28-day compressive strength were determined. According to the test results obtained, it was seen that FRA can be used up to 10% ratio for producing C30 concrete, between 20-50% ratios for producing C25 concrete. Thus, environmental impacts and consumption of the natural resources can be significantly reduced by using recycled fine concrete aggregates in concrete applications. © 2011 Academic Journals.