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Thermal, electrical, mechanical and fluidity properties of polyester-reinforced concrete composites

  • Bariş Şimşek
  • Tayfun Uygunoğlu
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Abstract

Polyester particles in concrete are preferred because they provide thermal, chemical and water resistance. In this study, thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, mechanical strength and water resistance properties of concretes containing polyester granules such as flame-retardant polyester, cationic dyeable polyester and polyester with a low melting point-filled concrete have been analyzed using a full factorial design via Minitab® version 17. The effect of the most influential factors on thermal conductivity of polyester aggregate reinforced concrete composite has been determined as an interaction between the cationic dyeable and low-melt–point polyester. This mixture is suitable for production of thermal insulating concrete. Moreover, it is concluded that cationic dyeable polyester is the highest corrosion- and water-resistant product among the polyesters used in this study. The recovery rate of 33.94% in the thermal conductivity and 214.89% in the electrical resistivity of polyester-reinforced concrete composites has been obtained with a 28-day compressive strength loss of 41.94% according to the reference concrete in the full factorial design application. These results indicate that the polyester-reinforced concrete composites are quite effective in achieving thermal and corrosion resistance concrete but with noticeable compressive strength loss.

Keywords

Design of experiment electrical resistivity polyester-reinforced concrete composites thermal conductivity product design 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringÇankırı Karatekin UniversityÇankırıTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringAfyon Kocatepe UniversityAfyonTurkey

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