Copper slag as fine aggregate for high performance concrete

K. S. Al Jabri*

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This paper presents results from an experimental investigation carried out to study the potential use of copper slag as fine aggregate on the strength of both normal and high strength concrete. Concrete mixtures were prepared using different proportions of copper slag as partial and full replacement of fine aggregate. The percentage of copper slag added by weight ranged between 10-100% of sand used in concrete. For each concrete mixture, six 150mm× 150mm×150mm cubes, three 300mm×150mm dia. cylinders and three 100mm×100mm×500mm prisms were cast. Density, compressive, tensile and flexural strengths were determined at 28-day of curing. Cube compressive strength was also determined at 7-day of curing. Results demonstrated that there is general an increase in the density and workability of both normal and high strength concretes as copper slag quantity increases. Also results showed that the compressive strength of concrete is generally improved, compared with the control mix, with the increase of copper slag up to a certain copper slag content beyond which the strength generally reduces. Mixes with large copper slag percentage showed signs of bleeding and segregation due to the significant increase of workability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Structures and Materials III
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event3rd International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials 2006, HPSM06 - Ostend, Belgium
Duration: May 3 2006May 5 2006

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on the Built Environment
ISSN (Print)1743-3509


Other3rd International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials 2006, HPSM06


  • Concrete
  • Copper slag
  • Density
  • Fine aggregate
  • Strength
  • Workability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Transportation
  • Safety Research
  • Computer Science Applications


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