Influence of basalt fiber on physical and mechanical properties of treated recycled aggregate concrete

Dilbas H., Çakır Ö.

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, vol.254, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 254
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119216
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Basalt fiber, Treated recycled aggregate, Physical properties, Mechanical properties, Fracture parameters, SILICA FUME, FLY-ASH, PERFORMANCE, BEHAVIOR, COARSE, RUBBER, ENERGY
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper investigates the effect of the treatment methods on the physical and the mechanical properties of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC). The optimized Ball Mill Method (oBMM) and the incorporation of basalt fiber (BF) in concrete were employed as treatment process and the combination of oBMM and BF were utilized in this experimental study. It was intended using the treatment methods that the application of oBMM on recycled aggregate (RA) cleaned the most part of attached old mortar (AOM) content in RA and the incorporation of BF in concrete eliminated the adverse effects of remaining AOM in treated RA (tRA) strengthening mortar phase of concrete. Hence, to observe the improvement impact of treatment on the performance of concretes, twenty-eight concrete series including natural aggregate (NA), 20-40-60% RA and 20-40-60% tRA with 0-0.25-0.50-1.0% BF were produced in the laboratory. The physical and the mechanical tests were conducted on concrete specimens at the age of 28 days.