Mechanical behavior of recycled lightweight concrete using EVA waste and CDW under moderate temperature


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Title: Mechanical behavior of recycled lightweight concrete using EVA waste and CDW under moderate temperature

Author(s): E. Q. R. Santiago, P. R. L. Lima, M. B. Leite, R. D. Toledo Filho

Publication: IBRACON

Volume: 2

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 201-221

Keywords: Ethilene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), construction and demolition waste (CDW), mechanical behavior, recycled aggregate, lightweight concrete.

Date: 10/1/2009

Many benefits can be achieved by using recycled waste as raw material for construction. Some of them are the reduction of the total cost of the construction, the reduction of the consumption of energy and the decrease in the use of natural materials. The construction sector can also incorporate the waste of the other industries, like the waste of the shoes industry, the Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA). EVA aggregate is obtained by cutting off the waste of EVA expanded sheets used to produce insoles and innersoles of the shoes. In this work two types of recycled aggregate were used – construction and demolition waste (CDW) and EVA. The aim of this work was to study the influence of the use of these recycled aggregates, as replacement of the natural coarse aggregate, on mechanical behavior of recycled concrete. The experimental program was developed with two w/c ratio: 0.49 and 0.82. Four mixtures with produced with different aggregates substitution rates (0,50%EVA, 50%CDW and 25%EVA-25%CDW), by volume. Compressive tests were carried out to evaluable the influence of recycled aggregate on strength, elastic modulus and Poisson coefficient. In addition, it was evaluated the effect of the moderate temperatures (50, 70 and 100º C) on stress-strain behavior of concretes studied. The results demonstrated that is possible to use the EVA waste and RCD to produce lightweight concrete. The influence of temperature was more significant only on elastic modulus of the recycled concrete with 50%EVA.

Brazilian Institute of concrete, International Partner Access.