DURABILITY OF CONCRETE CONTAINING RECYCLED ASPHALTIC CONCRETE AGGREGATE AND HIGH CALCIUM FLY ASH
Keywords:Fly ash, Concrete, Durability, Recycled asphaltic concrete, Surface abrasion
In this research, the durability of concrete containing Recycled Asphaltic Concrete (RAC)
aggregate and fly ash were studied. The concrete was made from Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), fly ash,
water, sand and combination of natural limestone and RAC aggregates. The RAC aggregate was obtained from
the discarded asphaltic pavement. The RAC aggregate was used to replace natural limestone aggregate at the
replacement levels of 0, 10, 20, and 30 % of the total weight of aggregate. In addition, the high calcium fly ash
from Mae Moh power station in the north of Thailand was used to partially replace OPC at the dosages of 0,
20, and 40 % by mass. The compressive strength, water absorption, porosity, flexural strength, modulus of
elasticity and resistance to sulfuric acid were tested. The results showed that concretes with 28-day compressive
strengths between 22.5 and 33.0 MPa, water absorption between 5.3-5.9 %, porosity between 12.2 and 13.5 %,
flexural strength between 4.4 and 5.5 MPa, modulus of elasticity between 25.6 and 30.0 GPa were obtained.
The replacement levels of RAC at 10 % and fly ash at 20 % gave the optimum compressive strength and
mechanical properties of concrete for use as pavement concrete. In addition, the using of RAC aggregate
together with fly ash in concrete work improved water absorption, porosity and sulfuric acid resistance and the
use of RAC and high calcium fly ash will also increase the sustainability of the construction industry.