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Advances in Concrete Construction
  Volume 8, Number 1, August 2019, pages 65-76
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/acc.2019.8.1.065
 


Assessment of flowing ability of self-compacting mortars containing recycled glass powder
Pedram Alipour, Maryam Namnevis, Behzad Tahmouresi, Ehsan Mohseni and Waiching Tang

 
Abstract
    This paper investigates the effect of recycled glass powder (RGP) on flowing properties of self-compacting mortars (SCMs) containing different ratios of fillers and superplasticizer dosages. Fly ash (FA), nano-silica (NS), micro-silica (MS), metakaolin (MK) and rice husk ash (RHA) are used as fillers and their synergistic effect with RFP is studied. The effects of fillers and high-range water reducer (HRWR) on flowing ability of mortars are primarily determined by slump flow and Vfunnel flow time tests. The results showed that for composites with a higher RGP content, the mortar flowing ability increased but tended to decrease when the composites containing 10% MK or 5% RHA. However, the flowing ability of samples incorporating 5% RGP and 10% SF or 25% FA showed an opposite result that their slump flow spread decreased and then increased with increasing RGP content. For specimens with 3% NS, the influence of RGP content on flowing properties was not significant. Except RHA and MS, the fillers studied in this paper could reduce the dosage of HRWR required for achieving the same followability. Also, the mixture parameters were determined and indicated that the flowability of mixtures was also affected by the content of sand and specific surface area of cement materials. It is believed that excess fine particles provided ball-bearing effect, which could facilitate the movement of coarse particles and alleviate the interlocking action among particles. Also, it can be concluded that using fillers in conjunction with RGP as cementitious materials can reduce the material costs of SCM significantly.
 
Key Words
    recycled glass powder; Rheological properties; self-compacting mortar; cementitious materials
 
Address
Pedram Alipour: Department of Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University-UAE Branch, P.O. Box 502321, Dubai, UAE
Maryam Namnevis, Behzad Tahmouresi: Department of Civil Engineering, University of Guilan, P.O. Box 4199613776, Rasht, Iran
Ehsan Mohseni, Waiching Tang: School of Architecture and Built Environment, the University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
 
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