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Super-plasticized natural rubber latex modified concretes

Nagaraj, TS and Iyengar, Sundara Raja KT and Rao, Kameswara B (1988) Super-plasticized natural rubber latex modified concretes. In: Cement and Concrete Research, 18 (1). 138 -144.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0008-8846(88)90131-7

Abstract

Polymeric admixtures to concrete ingredients modify the properties of the processed concrete. Ductility is one such property modification. This investigation deals with the development of a method of incorporating natural rubber latex into concrete ingredients with only marginal effects on the compressive strength of base plain concrete. This retention of the strength has been effected by reducing the water/cement ratio with the aid of a superplasticizer. The quantity of natural rubber latex is expressed as the dry rubber content by percentage of volume of concrete. The compressive and tensile strengths, as well as post peak ductile behaviour have been the basis for comparison with those of unmodified concrete.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2010 08:39
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2010 08:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/32988

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