Influencia de las Partículas de Caucho en la Resistencia a la Compresión de Bloques de Concreto

Translated title of the contribution: Influence of Rubber Particles on the Compressive Strength of Concrete Blocks

Edison Javier Lara Guerrero, David Patricio Guerrero Cuasapaz, Byron Ivan Altamirano Leon

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The problem in the disposal of rubber particles, creates a necessity to propose new alternatives to approach the mitigation of the environmental impact generated by the contamination of tires. In this sense, taking advantage of this recycled material is proposed for use in construction materials. This investigation consists in the design and elaboration of a prototype concrete block using rubber particles, for different percentages of substitutions by fine aggregate that has similar technical and economic characteristics of a conventional type B concrete block, proposed in the standard NTE INEN 3066 2016-11. The proposal is the replacement of percentages (10%, 15% and 20%) in volume of fine aggregates by rubber particles product of the crushing of tire. The results show that the alternative is viable under the parameters mentioned above; therefore, the concrete block with 20% rubber particles showed a minimum net compression strength of 3.69 MPa complying with the established. The price of the prototype concrete block with 20% rubber particles is cheaper than a conventional block type B proposed in this research.
Translated title of the contributionInfluence of Rubber Particles on the Compressive Strength of Concrete Blocks
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Pages (from-to)134-141
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Técnica de la Facultad de Ingeniería Universidad del Zulia
Issue number43
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2020


  • Compressive strength
  • Concrete
  • Prototype block
  • Recycled rubber

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 237A Construction and civil engineering


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