Effect of Thermoplastic Polymer Waste (PET) in Lightweight Concrete

Mohd Daud, Mohd Ahadlin (2013) Effect of Thermoplastic Polymer Waste (PET) in Lightweight Concrete. Applied Mechanics and Materials , 795. pp. 324-328. ISSN 1521-6783

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Abstract. Contruction concrete that use of insulation wall in building construction faces some problems such as having high weight, very reflective sound, heat transfer (the effectiveness of heat conductivity) incompetence and mechanical properties (strength) constraints. The sounds which impinge the wall cannot be absorbed efficiently but instead gives high reflection. This causes some noise of high echo in a room. So a good acoustic insulation must be efficient in absorbing the sound. This project proposes lightweight concrete as a replacement for insulation wall. This lightweight concrete will be developed using thermoplastic polymer waste which is recycled plastic bottles, sand, water, and cement. This research used thermoplastic polymer waste which is PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) material as the reinforcement material to replace small gravel in lightweight concrete. All its composition percentage of raw materials was divided into different samples composition. Its composition determines the performances of the samples in density, porosity and mechanical properties.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Design and Innovation
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Ahadlin Mohd Daud
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 08:06
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:09
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/10238
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