E-ISSN: 2458-973X
An overview of the impact of using glass powder on mechanical, durability properties in self-compacting concrete
1Department of Civil Engineering, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, İstanbul, Turkey
Journal of Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies 2021; 3(6): 116-123 DOI: 10.29187/jscmt.2021.67
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Color, texture, and shape alternatives of glass, chemical similarity, and close reactions with
cement has made it preferred in the construction industry. Studies reveal that the use of glass
in concrete after grinding to micron size provides improvements in strength and durability
parameters by increasing pozzolanic reactivity. Besides, research studies have also shown that
glass powder not only contributes positively to strength and durability properties but also reduces the amount of cement used, energy and cost losses. This paper presents current studies
on waste glass powder, one of the by-products used in self-compacting concrete. Information
was given about the physical and chemical properties of glass powder used in related studies.
In addition, the effect of glass powder in self-compacting concrete on fresh, strength, and
durability properties were investigated in detail. Inferences were made in line with the information in the literature and suggestions were made about what can be done in future studies.