Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 2851–2856 | Cite as

The compressive strength of a new ureaformaldehyde-based polymer concrete

  • A. A. Alzaydi
  • S. A. Shihata
  • T. Alp
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Abstract

Standard test specimens of ureaformaldehyde-based polymer concrete (PC) prepared with various amounts of ureaformaldehyde (UF) resin and cured at temperatures in the range 90 to 150 ° C for periods up to 21 d were tested in compression. The PC having a resin content of 8% and cured at 110 ° C for about 7 d, developed an ultimate compressive strength of 37 M Pa. The strength values of PC specimens are compared with those of Portland cement concrete (PCC) specimens prepared with different water/cement ratios and mix proportions. For certain mixes the compressive strength of PCC is surpassed by that of PC having a similar binder content and comparable workability.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Alzaydi
    • 1
  • S. A. Shihata
    • 1
  • T. Alp
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Chemical Engineering DepartmentKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

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