Flexural Behaviour of Self Compacting Concrete Beams Modified using Recycled Concrete Waste Aggregates
Shijumon. V1, Nalanth. N2 

1Shijumon.V, is Currently a Research Scholar.at Noorul Islam Centre for Higher, Kumaracoil, Kanyakumari District, (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. N. Nalanth is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Noorul Islam Centre for Higher, Kumaracoil, Kanyakumari District, (Tamil Nadu), India.

Manuscript received on 11 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 3413-3417 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B2296078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B2296.078219
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Abstract: This study presents an investigation on the flexural behaviour of normally vibrated concrete and self-compacting concrete beams subjected to loading tests. Seven specimens were cast to investigate the flexural behaviour. This experimental analysis mainly varied the parameters such as (1) Percentage of coarse aggregate replacement (RCWA), and (2) percentage of Steel fibres. Results are exhibited in terms of flexural strength, stiffness, failure modes, and deflection curves. The test results revealed that RCWA could be successfully used in SCC. The flexural behaviour of beam decreased with the addition of RCWA. However, the addition of RCWA in combination with SF in SCC significantly improved the overall flexural behaviour. Finite element model also developed to study the behaviour of beams produced by SCC with RCWA content.
Index Terms: SCC (Self Compacting Concrete), C&DW (Construction & Demolition Waste), Recycled Waste Concrete Aggregate, Crack Pattern, Deflection.

Scope of the Article: Behaviour of Structures