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Title: Effects of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement aggregates and mineral admixtures on pore structure, mechanical and durability properties of cement mortar
Authors: Abraham S.M.
Ransinchung, Gondaimei D.R.N.
Published in: Construction and Building Materials
Abstract: The study evaluate the feasibility of fine fraction of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP)aggregates in cementitious mixes. In order to understand the true effect of fine RAP aggregates in cementitious mixes, cement mortar specimens were casted in place of concrete mixes. The natural fine aggregates were partially replaced by RAP aggregates at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% by volume. In addition to that, cement was partially replaced by mineral admixtures like silica fume and activated sugarcane bagasse ash. The RAP inclusive cement mortars did showcase satisfactory performance in terms of strength and durability. The characteristic compressive strength and commendable flexural strength were achieved by cement mortars with RAP aggregates. Interesting results were observed for resistance against sulfate attack for RAP inclusive cement mortars where gain of strength was obtained for 25% and 50% replacement mixes even after 90 days of sulfate attack. This behavior was replicated by mineral admixture mixes with similar RAP percentage levels. The gain as well as loss in strength due to sulfate attack was substantiated using pore structure characteristics obtained by Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry (MIP). Analysis of data obtained from MIP supports the presence of entrained air in RAP mortars which suggests qualitatively that cement paste is being protected from frost damage and salt decay. This is an initial study and the same shall be replicated for concrete mixes in near future. ¬© 2019 Elsevier Ltd
Citation: Construction and Building Materials(2019), 216(): 202-213
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Cement mortar
Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry
Mineral admixtures
Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement
ISSN: 9500618
Author Scopus IDs: 57192978802
Author Affiliations: Abraham, S.M., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Ransinchung R.N, G.D., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Funding Details: The authors are thankful to the financial support provided by m/s N.B.C.C Ltd., India for the ongoing research project (Project No. NBC-931-CED).
Corresponding Author: Ransinchung R.N, G.D.; Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email:
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