Effect of polymer content and temperature on mechanical properties of lightweight polymer concrete

Heidarnezhad, F ; Sharif University of Technology | 2020

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119853
  3. Publisher: Elsevier Ltd , 2020
  4. Abstract:
  5. This study investigates the mechanical properties of lightweight polymer concrete (LWPC) containing four different polymer ratios (10%, 12%, 14%, and 16%) tested at three different temperatures (−15 °C, +5 °C, and +25 °C) using destructive and non-destructive tests. In addition, a series of expressions are suggested to predict the splitting-tensile, flexural and impact strength of LWPC based on the main parameters and compressive strength. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) method was also used to determine relative contributions of the experimental parameters. The results of the destructive tests show that increasing the polymer ratio caused an increase in the compressive, splitting-tensile, and impact strengths, and energy absorption of LWPC. With decreasing the temperature from +25 °C to −15 °C, the compressive, splitting-tensile, flexural strengths, and elastic modulus (EM) increased, whereas the energy absorption, impact energy, and ductility decreased. The findings of this research provide beneficial information toward understanding the behavior of LWPC and its safe use in engineering applications where a material of high strength-to-weight ratio is required. © 2020
  6. Keywords:
  7. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) ; Destructive and non-destructive tests ; Lightweight polymer concrete (LWPC) ; Probabilistic models ; Compressive strength ; Energy absorption ; Impact strength ; Light weight concrete ; Nondestructive examination ; Tensile strength ; Analysis of variance method ; Destructive tests ; Engineering applications ; Experimental parameters ; Lightweight polymers ; Main parameters ; Non-destructive test ; Relative contribution ; Polymer concrete
  8. Source: Construction and Building Materials ; Volume 260 , 2020
  9. URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061820318584