WP4 - Durability of Recycled Aggregate Concretes (RACs)


(i) Use experimental method to investigate the water absorption of RACs. 
(ii) Use experimental method to investigate freeze-thaw attack resistance of RACs. 
(iii) Use both the laboratory and site testing methods to investigate carbonation, chloride attack, sulphate attack, and alkali-aggregate reaction of RACs.
(iv) Develop theoretical models which can be used to describe the transport behaviour of RACs.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº777823

About the Project >

Tailor-made Recycled Aggregate Concrete (TRAC) is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº777823. The aim of this project is to develop tailor-made concretes by using recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) for structural applications to promote the increased use of RCA in civil infrastructure projects, particularly in marine environment which is currently restricted. This RISE project will bring together an international team of researchers with a wide variety of skills in concrete research, to tackle the challenges faced by the construction industry. The project involves five partners (two from the Europe and three from the third countries) with an extensive exchange of researchers over four years (1 July 2018 - 30 June 2022). 

Contact >

Dr Shanshan Cheng

009 Reynolds Building

School of Engineering

University of Plymouth

Plymouth, UK


T: +44 (0) 1752 586112

E: shanshan.cheng@plymouth.ac.uk

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