Investigate the Absorption, Compressive and Flexural Strengths of Concrete Incorporated Non-Shrink Fiber Cement with and without SBR
Water absorption of concrete is an important property of concrete which give an idea of its permeability porosity and durability as well as compressive and flexural strengths, it is very important to modify these properties to resist a salty water attack especially for a concrete foundation and rigid road pavements. This paper presents an experimental study to investigate the effect of replacement Non-Shrinkage Fiber Cement (NSFC) instead of cement as a percentage by the total cement weight of mix without and with Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) latex on the absorption, compressive strength and flexural strength of the concrete mix. The tests performed for the percentages (10, 20, 30, 40, 50) % of (NSFC) by the total weight of cement without and with (10%) SBR. The results show that the use of 40 % (NSFC) can be considered as an ideal percentage if (SBR) used or not. From the results it can be seen also that the absorption decreases when (NSFC) increase and the compressive strength increase when (NSFC) increase significantly up to 40 % and the same behavior for flexural strength.
Keywords - Absorption of concrete, Non-Shrinkage Fiber Cement, SBR.