Self-compacting concrete (SCC) is characterized by uniform strength, low void spaces, very high levels of homogeneity, finishing, and durability of structure .
The drying shrinkage and restrained shrinkage cracking of recycled aggregate (RA) concretes had significantly poorer performance than natural aggregate (NA) concretes.
The time of cracking greatly prolonged as the RAs were used along with the increase in water/binder ratio.
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A total of 16 SCCs were produced and classified into four series, each of which included four mixes designed with two water to binder (w/b) ratios of 0.3 and 0.43 and two silica fume replacement levels of 0 and 10%.
Durability properties of SCCs were tested for rapid chloride penetration, water sorptivity, gas permeability, and water permeability at 56 days.
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