EFFECT OF FLY ASH ON THE STRENGTH OF CONCRETE MADE FROM RECYCLED AGGREGATE BY PULSED POWER
Keywords:Recycled Aggregate, Pulsed Power Technology, Fly Ash, Two Stage Mixing Approach
The performance of concrete made from recycled aggregate that produced by pulsed power technology due to the use of fly ash has been studied. Pulsed power technology has been proven to reproduce high quality recycled aggregate. Concrete made from 100% recycled coarse aggregate by pulsed power discharge can reach similar compressive strength to natural coarse aggregate concrete. The use of JIS type II fly ash as cement replacement of 25% and 50% mass without adjustment of water to cement ratio can reduce the compressive strength of concrete. However, with the same fly ash percentage, in 28 day of age, concrete made from recycled aggregate by pulsed power technology results better strength by 10.0% and 15.8% compared to natural aggregate concrete for 25% and 50% of fly ash, respectively. In addition, mixing method using two-stage mixing approach (TSMA) has been applied to improve concrete strength. This method in making recycled aggregate concrete can improve the strength of fly ash concrete made from recycled aggregate concrete up to 4.7%. Replacing 25% of cement mass with fly ash for concrete made from recycled aggregate by pulsed power technology has shown preferable result in strength, and can be improved by using
TSMA method in mixing process.