Self-consolidating, concrete, durability, mechanical properties, manufactured aggregate.


Civil Engineering | Structural Materials


Limitations to the sources of aggregates and the unavailability of sand is becoming a problematic issue for concrete production. A novel technology of manufactured aggregates can produce well graded round aggregates that can substitute natural aggregates while maintaining the same characteristics needed and preserving the resources. Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) using manufactured aggregates is assessed in this experimental work to understand the variability of workability properties and mechanical properties with the changes in w/c ratio and percentages of Coarse Aggregates and Manufactured Sand to Natural Sand in order to choose the best mixture that satisfies an adequate overall performance. Targeting compressive strength improvement, the SCC mixes included the use of Silica Fume (SF) and Polycarboxylate Superplasticizer which exhibited a strength improvement when compared to normal SCC. After performing 6 different trial mixtures, the use of manufactured rounded aggregates of percentages 73% from total fine aggregates proportion, 2.7% of Polycarboxylate superplasticizer, and around 8% Silica Fume (SF) from total cementitious materials can succeed in reaching high strength concrete with optimum mechanical properties and a noticeable workability improvement when compared to natural aggregates.

Author ORCID Identifier

Rabab Raydan - https://orcid.org/ 0000-0001-8873-2959

Farah Chamseddine - https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3355-2891

Ali Jahami - https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4851-1822

Oussama Baalbaki - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4854-0247

Jamal M. Khatib - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4393-6728

Adel Elkordi - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1487-8469





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