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Strength properties of polymer mortar panels using methyl methacrylate solution of waste expanded polystyrene as binder

Rafique Bhutta, Muhammad Aamer and Y., Ohama and K., Tsuruta (2010) Strength properties of polymer mortar panels using methyl methacrylate solution of waste expanded polystyrene as binder. Construction and Building Materials, 25 (2). pp. 779-784. ISSN 0950-0618

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2010.07.00...

Abstract

The present study examines the applicability of polymermortarpanels using a methylmethacrylate (MMA) solution of wasteexpandedpolystyrene (EPS) to develop effective recycling processes for the EPS, referring to the strengthproperties of a polymer-impregnated mortarpanel with almost the same performance as commercial products. An MMA solution of EPS is prepared by dissolving EPS in MMA, and unreinforced and steel fiber-reinforced polymermortars are mixed using the EPS-MMA-based solution as a liquid resin or binder. Polymermortarpanels (PMPs) using the EPS-MMA-based polymermortars without and with steel fiber and crimped wire cloth reinforcements and steel fiber-reinforced polymer-impregnated mortarpanel (PIMP) are prepared on trial, and tested for flexural behavior under four-point loading. The EPS-MMA-based PMPs are more ductile than the PIMP, and have a high load-bearing capacity. Consequently, they can replace PIMP in practical applications.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:waste expanded polystyrene, methylmethacrylate, polymermortarpanel, reinforcement, strength properties, recycling
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:26533
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:18 Jul 2012 01:48
Last Modified:03 Aug 2012 08:23

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