Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering

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Laboratory investigations on fracture toughness of Self-compacting concrete containing recycled materials

Volume 18, No. 2, 2024
Received: 2023/04/05, Accepted: 2024/02/04


siyab houshmandi khanghahi; mohammad reza hadidi; Yaghoub Mohammadi Mohammadi;


This article investigates the fracture toughness in self-compacting concrete containing different percentages of recycled concrete materials using Edge-notched disc bend(ENDB) samples. For this reason, 0, 25, 50, 75, and 100 percent of recycled aggregate were used instead of natural aggregate in the mixing designs. To obtain the fracture toughness, ENDB samples were used under loading of mixed mode I/III and pure modes I and III. Cubic samples were also used to obtain compressive strength. The results show that the compressive strength of the samples has a direct relationship with the fracture toughness and the reverse ratio with the percentage of recycled concrete materials. Also, samples containing 25% recycled materials have the highest compressive strength and fracture toughness. Furthermore, as the recycled percentage of the samples increases, the performance of samples against shear forces and compressive strength is reduced.


Fracture toughness, mixed mode I/III, Recycled materials, Self-compacting concrete, ENDB samples