Compressive strength characterization of polyester based fillers

Sirimanna, Chamila Sampath and Lokuge, Weena and Islam, Md Mainul and Aravinthan, Thiru (2012) Compressive strength characterization of polyester based fillers. Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials. pp. 32-35. ISSN 1022-6680


This paper investigates the compressive properties of polyester based fillers with different proportions of resin, sand and fly ash. The research program aims at developing a polymer based filler for a glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) tube to be used as a structural rehabilitation system. It has been initiated to improve fundamental understanding of this material and to provide
the knowledge required for its broad utilization. In this development, sample trial mixes were considered based on several weight percentages of polyester resin, fly ash and sand. These weight percentages were selected after analyzing volumetric properties of sand. The effect of resin
(binder), sand and fly ash contents on the compressive strength of polyester based fillers with respect to age is reported. It has been found that at the age of 7 days all the batches reached about 90% of the compressive modulus. The experimental compressive stress-strain curves reported here were compared with established analytical models for normal strength concrete.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Series title: Advanced Materials Research (volume 410) Paper no. 26
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2012 01:59
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 01:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: polymer concrete; polyester based filler; fly ash; material properties; polyester resin
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870303 Polymeric Materials (e.g. Paints)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4028/

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