Journal Published Online: 01 January 1991
Volume 13, Issue 2

Effect of Coarse Aggregate on the Behavior of Normal and High-Strength Concretes



The effect of four coarse aggregate types on the compressive strength, flexural strength, and flexural strength/compressive strength ratio of normal- and high-strength concrete are reported. With normal-strength concrete mixtures, it was found that the coarse aggregate type did not greatly influence the mechanical properties. However, the high-strength concrete mixtures containing the limestone aggregate produced higher compressive strength than the concrete mixtures containing either gravel or granite aggregates. The flexural behavior of high-strength concrete was not affected by the aggregate type. Also, the experimental results did not show a conclusive influence of the aggregate type on the variation of flexural strength/compressive strength ratio.

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Ezeldin, AS
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Aitcin, P-C
Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
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Stock #: CCA10128J
ISSN: 0149-6123
DOI: 10.1520/CCA10128J