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Advances in Civil Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 671547, 6 pages
Research Article

Evaluation of the Fresh and Hardened Properties of Steel Fibre Reinforced Self-Compacting Concrete Using Recycled Aggregates as a Replacement Material

1Anna University Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Civil Engineering, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Tamil Nadu, India
3Department of Civil Engineering, Noorul Islam University, Tamil Nadu, India

Received 3 October 2013; Revised 23 January 2014; Accepted 8 February 2014; Published 16 March 2014

Academic Editor: Jamal Khatib

Copyright © 2014 N. Nalanth et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this world of rapid urbanization the demand for natural construction materials is increasing day by day which has created a necessity for alternative construction materials. Recycling of materials is a possible way of eradicating the acute shortage of materials. Considerable work has been done in the area of self-compacting concrete by partial replacement of coarse aggregates (CA) with recycled coarse aggregates (RCA) obtained from construction and demolition debris. The present study has been done by adding steel fibers to concrete in a view of improving the mechanical properties of SCC so that it can be applied in beam column joints. An ideal mix proportion was arrived at, as a result of repeated trials and specimens that were cast and cured. The compression, tensile, and flexural strength parameters were determined and the result has been presented. The results obtained reveal that brick bats in combination with steel fibres may be used extensively in SCC.