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This paper investigates the potential of crushed tiles as coarse aggregate in concrete. Test results of bulk, saturated surface dry (SSD) and apparent specific gravities, bulk unit weight, water absorption, resistance to abrasion, percent of voids and grading (performed as per ASTM standards) on two types of crushed tiles were compared with the results of conventional crushed stone aggregate. Also included are results from tests on concrete cylinders under uniaxial compression, split tension, and beams under flexure to determine the influence of variables of test age on concrete strength, type of tiles, and ratio of volume of crushed tile to the total volume of coarse aggregate in concrete. Recommendations for use of crushed tile as coarse aggregates in concrete are given.
Associate professor of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran,
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