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Cracking propagation of reinforced concrete using polyethylene terephtalate (PET) bottles as fine aggregate

Juki, Mohd Irwan and M. M. K., Annas and Abdul Kadir, Aeslina and Othman, Norzila and Koh , Heng Boon and Roslan, Muhammad Asyraf and Khalid, Faisal Sheikh (2014) Cracking propagation of reinforced concrete using polyethylene terephtalate (PET) bottles as fine aggregate. In: 4th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (ICKEM 2014) , 22-23 March 2014, Bali, Indonesia .


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This paper describes the experimental investigation on the cracking propagation and pattern of reinforced concrete beam containing PET aggregate as fine aggregate that subjected to shear. The replacement ratio of 25%, 50% and 75% were used in this study. Prior to structural test, the materials properties which include the compressive strength test, split tensile test, Modulus of Elasticity test and density were determined. The result obtained showed that the inclusion of PET aggregate reduce the initial loading cracks to 27%, 38% and 46% compared to their corresponding normal concrete ; thus affecting the shear resistance of the structural beam especially the ability of the beam to resist shear via interface friction and interlocking between aggregate.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polyethylene Terephthalates (PET); aggregate replacement; deflection behaviour
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080-1185 Polymers and polymer manufacture
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2014 01:21
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2014 01:21
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5633
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