Mechanical and Physical Properties of Concrete Modified with Natural Rubber Latex

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Research Article: Mechanical and Physical Properties of Concrete Modified with Natural Rubber Latex
Author: Pheerawat Plangoen
Email: pheerawat.pla@siam.edu
Department/Faculty: Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering,  Siam University, Bangkok 10160
Published/แหล่งเผยแพร่: 2018 5th Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials (PCM 2018). April 10th – 13th, in Kitakyushu City, Kokura region, Japan

Citation

Plangoen, P. (2018). Mechanical and physical properties of concrete modified with natural rubber latex. In 2018 5th Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials (PCM 2018). Japan: Kitakyushu.


ABSTRACT

To improve the performance of concrete, natural rubber latex (NRL) is mixed with concrete. It has been observed that rubber latex-modified concrete is more durable than conventional concrete due to superior strength. This study analyzed the physical and mechanical properties of concrete mixed with natural rubber latex. In this research, impacts of natural rubber latex on workability, bleeding of concrete, compressive strength, tensile strength, flexural strength, bond stress

and water absorption using concrete with a nominal concrete mix proportion of 1:2:4 (cement : sand : gravel) by volume. Rubber latex-modified concrete compositions containing 0%, 1%, 3%, 5%, 10%, and 15% by weight of cement were prepared or polymer concrete ratio (P/C), and the strength of the structure was tested after 28 days. The results indicated that the polymer cement ratio (P/C) of 1% gives the best performance with 245 ksc compressive strength, 35 ksc tensile strength, 46 ksc flexural strength, 34 ksc bond stress and average water absorption was 0.95%. Based on the results of this study, polymer cement ratio (P/C) of 1% by weight is most recommended to be used with various types of concrete structures.

Keywords: natural rubber latex, concrete, mechanical, polymer cement ratio.


Mechanical and Physical Properties of Concrete Modified with Natural Rubber Latex

Faculty of Engineering, Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand

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