Long-Term Property of Recycled Aggregate Concrete

  • Jianzhuang XiaoEmail author
Part of the Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering book series (SPRTRCIENG)


This chapter analyzes the long-term properties of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC), including shrinkage, creep, carbonation resistance, chloride diffusion resistance, and fatigue behavior. Most studies have shown that the long-term properties of RAC are inferior to those of natural aggregate concrete (NAC), and some indicated that the long-term properties are better than those of NAC. RAC’s long-term properties are influenced by many factors such as recycled coarse aggregate (RCA) replacement percentage, water–cement (w/c) ratio, and mineral admixtures. The long-term properties of RAC can be improved through better control of these factors. This chapter will be helpful for a comprehensive understanding of and further research on RAC and provides an important basis and references for the engineering applications of RAC.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Civil EngineeringTongji UniversityShanghaiChina

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