Experimental Study on Properties of Concrete using Latex and Rock Wool Fibre
Prabavathy.S1, N.K.Amudhavalli2

1Prabavathy.S Senior Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, (Tamilnadu), India.
2N.K.Amudhavalli, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, CMR College of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad, (Telangana), India.

Manuscript received on 13 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2019 | PP: 20-25 | Volume-7 Issue-6, March 2019 | Retrieval Number: E2059017519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The research focuses on the use of styrene- butadiene rubber latex and rock wool fibre for the improvement of the mechanical properties of concrete and its effects on elevated temperature. Material properties play a most important part in the performance of concrete material during its lifetime. The Compressive strength of concrete at high temperature is most important in fire resistant design. Cement mortar cube is prepared with varying percentage of latex 0% to 10% by replacing the weight of water with the optimized ratio of mineral wool fibre from 0% to 0.50% to the volume of the mix. The final optimized percentage of styrene butadiene rubber latex and rock wool fibre is of 6% by the weight of water and 0.20% of the volume of mix. This optimized percentage is added to concrete and the variation of mechanical properties, residual compressive strength, mass loss at elevated temperature and water absorption tests are presented.
Keywords: Rubber Latex, Elevated temperature, Rock wool fibre, Compressive strength.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering