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Mechanical Characteristics of Recycled PET Polymer Concrete with Demolished Concrete Aggregates

PET와 재생골재를 이용한 폴리머콘크리트의 역학적 특성

  • Published : 2005.06.01

Abstract

In this paper, fundamental properties of Polymer Concrete(PC), made from unsaturated polyester resin based on recycled PET and recycled aggregate were investigated. Mechanical properties include strength, modulus of elasticity, and chemical resistance. Resins based on recycled PET and recycled aggregate offer the possibility of low source cost for forming useful products, and would also help alleviate an environmental problem and save energy. The results of test for resin contents and recycled aggregate ratio we, first, the strength of Polymer Concrete made with resin based on recycled PET and recycled aggregate increases with resin contents relatively, however beyond a certain resin contents the strength does not change appreciably, Second, the relationship between the compressive strength and recycled aggregate ratio at resin $9\%$ has a close correlation linearly whereas there is no correlation between the compressive strength and the flexural strength of RPC with recycled aggregate ratio. Third, the effect of acid resistance at resin $9\%$ was found to be nearly unaffected by HCI, whereas the PC with $100\%$ recycled aggregate showed poor acid resistance. Unlike acid, alkali nearly does not seem to attack the RPC as is evident from the weight change and compressive strength. And last, In case of stress-strain curve of polymer concrete with $100\%$ of natural aggregate and $100\%$ recycled aggregate it is observed the exceptional behavior resulting in different failure mechanisms of the material under compression.

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