Evaluation of Mechanical Strength of Epoxy Polymer Concrete Reinforcement with Different Types of Fibers

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Mohammad R. Mohammad
Seiwench N. Rafeeq
Rawabi A. Khammas

Abstract

 Polymer composite materials were prepared by mixing epoxy resin with sand particles in three different grain size (150-300 ), (300-600 ) and (600- 1200) μm . The weight of epoxy was 15%, 20%, 25% and 30% of the total weight. Compression  strength and flexural strength tests were carried out for the prepared samples .The percentages of epoxy resin at 20% wt and 25% wt showed best mechanical properties for all grain sizes .These percentages were adopted to fill the void between particles sand which have two different size ranges (150-600) μm and {(150-300) & (600-1200)} μm respectively to obtain more dense material. The results showed that the strength of polymer composite at 20% resin is higher than 25% resin. The sample which has maximum value for compression strength and flexural strength was reinforced with fibers (glass, polypropylene and alucobond waste) by weight  1% and 1.5% respectively of the weight of epoxy resin.

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Mohammad, M. R., Rafeeq, S. N., & Khammas, R. A. (2017). Evaluation of Mechanical Strength of Epoxy Polymer Concrete Reinforcement with Different Types of Fibers. Ibn AL- Haitham Journal For Pure and Applied Sciences, 30(1), 63–72. Retrieved from https://jih.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/j/article/view/1060
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physics