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Effect of Waste Glass Wool on Mechanical Properties of Concrete
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Effect of Waste Glass Wool on Mechanical Properties of Concrete
Kim, Jeong-Tae; Choi, Woo-Hyuk; Chung, Chul-Woo; Lee, Jae-Yong;
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Glass wool is a material that has been used as a heat insulator in various fields including construction industry. Since it is a nonflammable material, it does not generate toxic gases on fire, and thus public agencies recommend using glass wool as a heat insulator instead of other organic materials. However, repeated drying and wetting cycles can deteriorate thermal property of glass wool due to the shrinkage and reduction in pore size. For this reason, it needs to be replaced periodically, and waste materials are generated. This research aims to utilize waste glass wool as additives for increasing mechanical properties of concrete. According to the experimental results, it was found that glass wool has weak pozzolanic activity, and beneficial effect on both compressive and flexural strength. The optimum amount found in this experimental work was 0.5% volumetric addition to the concrete.
waste glass wool;pozzolanic activity;compressive strength;flexural strength;
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