Journal of Building Materials and Structures
Volume 4, Numéro 2, Pages 31-41

Strength and durability of low-impact environmental self-compacting concrete incorporating waste marble powder

Authors : Aboubakeur Boukhelkhal. Lakhdar Azzouz. Benchaa Benabed. Akram Salah Eddine Belaïdi.


This research studies the effect of waste marble powder (WMP) as substitute of Portland cement on strength and durability of self-compacting concrete (SCC) in order to produce SCC with reduced impact environmental. For this purpose, five mixtures were designed in which four mixtures contained WMP at substitution levels of 5, 10, 15, 20%, and mixture included only the Portland cement as control mix. The realized tests are compressive strength at 3, 7 and 28 days, water capillary absorption, water absorption after immersion and sulfate attack. The results show a reduction in the compressive strength with increasing WMP content. The use of WMP was found to increase both of the water capillary absorption and water absorption by immersion. SCC containing WMP subjected to magnesium sulfate attack presented a lower expansion and higher resistance to sulfate aggressions.


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