Buildings, Vol. 13, Pages 1358: Experiment on the Performance of Recycled Powder of Construction Waste on Adobe Materials

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Buildings, Vol. 13, Pages 1358: Experiment on the Performance of Recycled Powder of Construction Waste on Adobe Materials

Buildings doi: 10.3390/buildings13051358

Authors:
Mei Zeng
Huanan Huang
Xianggang Zhang

With the widespread use of adobe materials in buildings, their durability can deteriorate under harsh weather conditions such as long-term low temperatures and rainfall, which can easily lead to safety accidents. This article takes adobe material mixed with construction waste recycled powder as the research object and adds the prepared construction waste recycled concrete powder and recycled brick powder to the adobe material in different proportions to study the mechanical and durability properties of the adobe material. The results indicate that under normal temperature curing conditions, the compressive strength of the adobe sample significantly increases with the increase in the recycled powder content, and then decreases. Under high-temperature conditions, with the increase in the recycled powder content, the compressive strength of the adobe sample first significantly increases and then decreases. When the powder content is within the range of 6% to 10%, good moisture absorption and desorption performance can be achieved. When the content of recycled powder is between 2% and 10%, the effect on the dry–wet cycling performance of the adobe is weakest. When the content of grade I/II recycled brick powder is between 2% and 6%, and the content of grade I recycled concrete powder is between 2% and 6%, the negative impact on the freeze–thaw cycle performance is relatively weak. The research results provide theoretical data support for the mixed-use of recycled powder and adobe materials.

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