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London

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http://www.csce2016.ca/

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Several research works have been carried out to study properties of concrete containing crumb rubber (rubbercrete) as a partial replacement to fine aggregate. Rubbercrete exhibits numerous benefits compared to conventional concrete such as lower in density, increased ductility, enhanced plastic capacity, higher toughness, higher impact resistance, better chloride penetration, lower thermal conductivity, higher noise reduction factor and better electrical resistivity. It has also been known to have better energy dissipation, durability and damping ratio. However, the main drawbacks of rubbercrete are decreasing in strengths and Young's modulus. Therefore, to improve strengths of the rubbercrete, the crumb rubber has been pre-coated with nano-silica. Results have revealed that nano-silica modified rubbercrete can be produced with high strengths due to the densification of the interfacial transition zone (ITZ) and refining pore system of the rubbercrete.


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Jun 1st, 12:00 AM Jun 4th, 12:00 AM

MAT-736: DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH STRENGTH NANO-SILICA MODIFIED RUBBERCRETE

London

Several research works have been carried out to study properties of concrete containing crumb rubber (rubbercrete) as a partial replacement to fine aggregate. Rubbercrete exhibits numerous benefits compared to conventional concrete such as lower in density, increased ductility, enhanced plastic capacity, higher toughness, higher impact resistance, better chloride penetration, lower thermal conductivity, higher noise reduction factor and better electrical resistivity. It has also been known to have better energy dissipation, durability and damping ratio. However, the main drawbacks of rubbercrete are decreasing in strengths and Young's modulus. Therefore, to improve strengths of the rubbercrete, the crumb rubber has been pre-coated with nano-silica. Results have revealed that nano-silica modified rubbercrete can be produced with high strengths due to the densification of the interfacial transition zone (ITZ) and refining pore system of the rubbercrete.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Materials/25