Reuse of Glass waste as a partial replacement to fine aggregates in concrete


  • Ghadeer Jabbar Kassed College of Engineering - University of Baghdad
  • Sura Kareem Ali College of Engineering - University of Baghdad



Recycling, glass waste, workability, compressive strength, tensile strength.


As human societies grow, the problem of waste management becomes one of the pressing issues that need to be addressed. Recycling and reuse of waste are effective waste management measures that prevent pollution and conserve natural resources. In this study, the possibility of using glass waste as an alternative was used as a partial weight substitute for fine aggregates with replacement ratios of 10, 20, 30, and 40% by the weight, and formed into test models (15 cm * 15 cm ) cube and (15 cm * 30 cm) cylinder, then matured and tested their strength compression and tensile strength at the age of 7 and 28 days and compared with a reference or conventional concrete with a mixing ratio (1: 1.5: 3) as well as testing its workability on fresh concrete. The results showed the possibility of using crushed glass wastes in concrete as a good alternative to fine aggregates, up to 30%. The compressive strength and tensile strength results at this ratio were 92.6% and 80.86% at the age of 28 days, respectively.


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Kassed, G. J. and Ali, S. K. (2021) “Reuse of Glass waste as a partial replacement to fine aggregates in concrete”, Journal of Engineering, 27(8), pp. 43–58. doi: 10.31026/j.eng.2021.08.04.