Evaluation of natural zeolite effect on the mechanical properties of concrete containing coarse masonry recycled aggregates

Document Type : Research Article

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1 Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Ahvaz Branch, IAU of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

2 Ph.D. student, Department of Civil Engineering, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran

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The present investigation is studied the effect of the replacement of different percentages of natural zeolite (Ze) pozzolan powder on the mechanical properties of recycled concrete made from coarse masonry recycled aggregates. In made concretes, natural aggregates were replaced with recycled coarse masonry aggregates at 25%, 50% and 100% levels. For improve the mechanical properties, natural zeolite was replaced by cement at 10%, 20% and 30% levels. In total, 195 standard cubic and cylindrical concrete samples in the 16 mixing designs were made and compressive strength tests at 7, 28 and 91 days, splitting tensile strength, modulus of elasticity and ultrasonic pulse velocity at 28 days of age were evaluated. the results showed that, at replacement levels of 20% natural zeolite with cement was had the greatest improvement in the mechanical properties of natural concrete but in combination with recycled aggregates, the replacement of 10% natural zeolite by cement was improved the mechanical properties of recycled concrete. also the results showed that, 10% of natural zeolite, using up to 50% of coarse masonry recycled aggregates, Improvement some mechanical properties of recycled concrete was showed relative to conventional concrete without pozzolan, but replace 100% coarse natural aggregates with recycled masonry, mechanical properties of recycled concrete have significantly decreased compared to natural concrete without pozzolan.

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