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Use of Demolished Concrete Waste for Resurfacing of Low Volume Roads in Sri Lanka Using Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) Technology

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W. R. A. N. Jayantha ,

University of Moratuwa, LK
About W. R. A. N.

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering


AMIE (SL), B.Sc. Eng. Hons (Moratuwa)

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W. K. Mampearachchi

University of Moratuwa, LK
About W. K.

Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering

 

CEng, MIE (SL), B.Sc. Eng. (Hons), MSCE (South Florida), Ph.D. (Florida)

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Abstract

Roller Compacted Concrete Pavement (RCCP) is a type of zero-slump concrete product, which has renewed the interests of designers of sustainable pavements with its potential to reduce the cement content of the concrete mixture. RCC is produced with the same ingredients as in conventional concrete but with different blend proportions. RCCP construction procedure is similar to that of asphalt paving, where laying is performed using a modified asphalt paver, and steel drum rollers follow the paver to ensure the laid RCC mixture to be compacted to its desired density. This research aims to evaluate the applicability of deteriorated concrete pavement to reconstruct new pavement in an economical and sustainable approach. In this study, manually crushed concrete slabs were washed, sieved, and tested for aggregate strength to be used as a substitution for coarse aggregates (CA) in RCC. The soil compaction method is used for mix design, and the Vibratory Hammer Test (VHT) is used in place of the Modified Proctor Test (MPT) in determining the optimum moisture content (OMC) of RCC. The importance of incorporating the VHT in the mixture design process and the possibility of complete replacement of CA of RCC by Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) are elaborated in this research.
How to Cite: Jayantha, W.R.A.N. and Mampearachchi, W.K., 2021. Use of Demolished Concrete Waste for Resurfacing of Low Volume Roads in Sri Lanka Using Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) Technology. Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 54, pp.39–47. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/engineer.v54i0.7451
Published on 03 Sep 2021.
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