Recycled Aggregate (RA) generated from the construction industry is used as a material for sustainable construction. The old mortar attached to these aggregates makes it porous and are generally used for low-grade applications. However, by infusing with silica fumes, the properties of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) can be improved, as the silica fumes get infused into the pores of old mortar attached to it. In this study, the optimum percentage of recycled aggregate that can be used in fresh concrete for higher grade applications was found out. Design of experiments (DoE) was used to optimize percentage of silica fumes and recycled aggregate to achieve optimum properties of concrete. Equations to predict the properties of concrete were also modelled using regression analysis.
P. .M.Mrudul, .Upender, T., Tarun, V., Dr. Meera Balachandran, and Dr. Mini K. M., “Study on Silica Infused Recycled Aggregate Concrete Using Design of Experiments”, Journal of Engineering science and Technology, vol. 12, no. 10, 2017.