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Properties Of Concrete By Using Bagasse Ash And Recycle Aggregate

Md. Habibur Rahman Sobuz, Noor Md. Sadiqul Hasan, Nafisa Tamanna, Mohamed Slah Talha, Md. Saiful Islam


Sustainable concrete structures which imply green building technology has been widely considering in modern structures. The objective of this study is to investigate the concrete properties by using recycle aggregate as a replacement of coarse aggregate and bagasse ash as the partial replacement of cement. Experimental investigation has been carried out by performing several tests which included slump test, compacting factor test, compressive strength test, rebound hammer test and concrete density test. A total of nine mix batches of concrete containing 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of recycle aggregate and 0%, 10%, 15% and 20% of bagasse ash were tested to determine the increment of mechanical properties of concrete. It can be observed that significant decrease of concrete strength with the addition of recycle aggregate, and effective increment of concrete strength by using optimum percentage of bagasse ash might be possible. Finally, it can be concluded that recycle aggregate and bagasse ash with optimum percentage can be used to make recycle concrete and sustainable structures.


recycle aggregate; bagasse ash; recycle concrete; mechanical properties; sustainable structure

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