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Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Resin Mortar with Sand Washing Waste as Filler

School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Korea University, Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Korea
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Academic Editor: Jorge de Brito
Materials 2017, 10(3), 246;
Received: 12 January 2017 / Revised: 15 February 2017 / Accepted: 22 February 2017 / Published: 28 February 2017
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The objective of this study was to investigate the potential use of sand washing waste as filler for epoxy resin mortar. The mechanical properties of four series of mortars containing epoxy binder at 10, 15, 20, and 25 wt. % mixed with sand blended with sand washing waste filler in the range of 0–20 wt. % were examined. The compressive and flexural strength increased with the increase in epoxy and filler content; however, above epoxy 20 wt. %, slight change was seen in strength due to increase in epoxy and filler content. Modulus of elasticity also linearly increased with the increase in filler content, but the use of epoxy content beyond 20 wt. % decreased the modulus of elasticity of the mortar. For epoxy content at 10 wt. %, poor bond strength lower than 0.8 MPa was observed, and adding filler at 20 wt. % adversely affected the bond strength, in contrast to the mortars containing epoxy at 15, 20, 25 wt. %. The results indicate that the sand washing waste can be used as potential filler for epoxy resin mortar to obtain better mechanical properties by adding the optimum level of sand washing waste filler. View Full-Text
Keywords: epoxy resin mortar; polymer binder; filler; mechanical properties epoxy resin mortar; polymer binder; filler; mechanical properties

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Yemam, D.M.; Kim, B.-J.; Moon, J.-Y.; Yi, C. Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Resin Mortar with Sand Washing Waste as Filler. Materials 2017, 10, 246.

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