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Study of aggregate dormancy and its effects on the properties of aggregates and concrete

Ogunbayo , Babatunde F and Ajao, Adekunle M and Ogundipe , Kunle Elizah and Joshua, Opeyemi and Durotoye, Taiwo Omowunmi and Bamigboye, Gideon (2018) Study of aggregate dormancy and its effects on the properties of aggregates and concrete. Cogent Engineering, 5. pp. 1-11.

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In our society today most of the aggregates that were used for concrete work were usually abandoned on site for some times with minimum of 6 month or more due to different factors as it may apply. Some which might be due to lack of fund by the client and tussles. This abandonment led to a situation where construction materials are piled onsite over a range of periods of time. These materials are left dormant and exposed to harsh weathering conditions before utilization. This study accessed the effects of aggregates dormancy on its properties quality when use. The study was carried out in three calendar years (2015, 2016 and 2017) to check weathering activities on dormant aggregates. Experimental procedures such as Sieve analysis, silt content, specific gravity, water absorption and compressive strength test were carried out on these aggregates to determine its quality of performance on the product (building). Based on the duration of aggregate on site, it was observed that the strength of concrete produced from the aggregates increased and the aggregates were coarser when exposed to the weather. The study concluded that due to slight changes in compressive strength over the years, dormant aggregate has no negative effect on concrete strength and quality of structural components but it is advised that any procured aggregates meant for construction should be totally free from clay and silt contents. This will enhance the concrete strength and also accelerate its setting time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction Materials; Engineering & Technology, Physical Sciences; Materials Processing
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2019 12:16
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 12:16

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