Fracture toughness of polymer-mixed concrete / Muhamad Shah Osmin and Mohd Harif Mat Yusuf

Osmin, Muhamad Shah and Mat Yusuf, Mohd Harif (2004) Fracture toughness of polymer-mixed concrete / Muhamad Shah Osmin and Mohd Harif Mat Yusuf. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

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The main objective in conducting this research is to determine the effect of environments such as air and distilled water on the fracture toughness of the polymer-mixed concrete with and without added polypropylene fiber wastes. The effects of added fiber on the strength, toughness and fracture mechanism of polymer-mixed concrete are also studied. Polymer-mixed concrete with and without fiber slabs were made in the house. Specimens were then machined into two configurations which are 3 point bend configuration and straight coupon type. Tensile test were conducted on the straight coupon type and fracture toughness tests for PCF and PCWF with dry condition were conducted using the 3 point bend type. Both tests were conducted by using the Instron 8500 Servo Hydraulic Digital Machine at displacement rate of 5 mm/min. Then, samples of PCF and PCWF were soaked into distilled water and their readings of increased weight were collected. The fracture toughness tests for wet PCF and PCWF were also conducted at Strength of Materials laboratory by using the Instron 8500 Servo Hydraulic Digital Machine. The microstructure for both dry and wet samples of PCF and PCWF were conducted at the Metallurgy laboratory. Finally, data that were collected were analyzed and compiled and the results were discussed and concluded. The existence of water in the polymer-mixed concrete's structure had affected the strength and the toughness of the concrete. Fibers have important roles in increasing the strength and the toughness of polymer mixed concrete.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Osmin, Muhamad Shah
2001476392
Mat Yusuf, Mohd Harif
2000338608
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Md Taib, Yakub
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Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Mechanical and electrical engineering combined
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Programme: Bachelor Engineering (Hons) (Mechanical)
Item ID: 36507
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fracture, Polymer-mixed, Concrete
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/36507

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