Proposing the use of fine stone cutting factory as recycled materials in concrete and study of design economy and environmental protection

Document Type : Research Paper


1 M.Sc Student of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Chaloos Branch, Islamic Azad University, Chaloos, Iran.

2 Faculty of Civil Engineering, Chaloos Branch, Islamic Azad University, Chaloos, Iran.



During the past years, extensive studies have been performed on concretes containing rice husk ash and recycled aggregates, which have shown the advantages of those concretes. Comparison of recycled concrete materials from the aggregates of quarrying plants for use in laboratory mixtures is the difference between this study and previous studies in this field. In addition to mechanical tests and evaluation of the performance of recycled concrete and comparison of ordinary concrete, the evaluation of the design economy and environmental protection are also examined. The main purpose of this study is to achieve and introduce the most optimal conditions for the use and application of recycled stone materials in concrete production. Evaluate and compare the effectiveness of each of the hardened concrete parameters such as mechanical properties and engineering properties (compressive and tensile strength) as a result of using recycled aggregate replacement values, as well as conserving environmental resources that are non-renewable in many industries. Or renewed over very long periods of time, reducing construction waste and environmental pollution, creating employment and economic benefits are other goals pursued in this study.


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