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Influence of Coarse Aggregate Rubber on the Workability and the Mechanical Strength of Self-Compacting Concrete

Said Zaoiai(1), Abdelkadir Makani(2*), Ahmed Tafraoui(3), Farid Benmerioul(4)

(1) Laboratoire de Fiabilité des Matériaux et des Structures (FIMAS), Université Tahri Mohammed Béchar, Algeria
(2) Laboratoire de Fiabilité des Matériaux et des Structures (FIMAS), Université de Béchar, Algeria
(3) Laboratoire de Fiabilité du Génie Mécanique (LFGM), Université Tahri Mohammed Béchar, Algeria
(4) Laboratoire de Fiabilité des Matériaux et des Structures (FIMAS), Université Tahri Mohammed Béchar, Algeria
(*) Corresponding author



In this experimental work, which aims to industrial application and valorization of local materials, we present the effect of the coarse rubber aggregate on the workability and the mechanical strength of self-compacting concrete mixing the study also showed that the substitution of coarse natural aggregates (CNA) by coarse rubber aggregates (CRA) in the composition of the SCC, contributes to a slight variation of workability in the fresh state parameters still remaining in the field of SCC required by the AFGC recommendations. The experimental results show that the compressive strengths of SCC decreased slightly by substituting of 10% CNA by CRA.
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Self-Compacting Concrete; Coarse Rubber Aggregate; Workability; Compressive Strengths

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