|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||K-117: Self-compacting Concrete with Addition of Polymeric Residues of High Density Polyethylene, a Study of the Mechanical Behavior with Different Dosages
||Niander Cerqueira, Victor Barbosa de Souza
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Victor Barbosa de Souza
In this work high density polyethylene wastes were used as components for the fabrication of non-structural self-compacting concrete. The proposal was to obtain a self-compacting concrete composed, totally or partially, of polymer waste, maintaining its physical-mechanical properties and reducing costs for its production, approaching the manufacturing costs of conventional concrete. The tests were carried out with addition of the polymer and with the replacement of the large aggregates for 25, 50, 75 and 100% residue. The characterization of the concrete was performed by means of flow tests, the flow test, obtaining satisfactory results for a self-compacting concrete. The mechanical properties were performed by the compression test and the density was measured by the Archimedes method. The results show that the rigidity and specific strength of the concrete, whose large aggregates were replaced by polymers, reached even greater values than conventional concretes.