Properties of Anti-spalling Self-compacting Mortars - An Approach Towards Multifunctional Building Composite

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  •   Sher Baz Khan

  •   Hamza Tahir

Abstract

This study investigates the micro structural studies of self-compacting mortars by the addition of PP, Nylon and Jute fibers and the amount of Gypsum formed. The amount of all fibers in the proposed mix was limited to 0.5% by weight of the mortar. Four types of mortars one of which was reference mortar and other three mortars contained PP, Nylon and Jute fibers of amount 0.5% by weight, respectively. The workability of the self-compacting mortars was monitored by Mini Slump Flow diameter test. From the results it was found that more compacted microstructure and less amount of Gypsum formation occurred for mortar samples containing PP fibers as compared to control mortar and mortar samples containing Nylon and Jute fibers respectively.


Keywords: Gypsum, Microstructure, Mortar, Self-compacting

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Khan, S.B. and Tahir, H. 2021. Properties of Anti-spalling Self-compacting Mortars - An Approach Towards Multifunctional Building Composite. European Journal of Engineering and Technology Research. 6, 2 (Feb. 2021), 67-69. DOI:https://doi.org/10.24018/ejers.2021.6.2.2364.