Effect of Admixture Type on Compressive Strength and Modulus of Elasticity of Rubber- Tire - Waste Concrete

Abstract

The presented work investigates the effect of addition admixtures (superplasticizer and polymer) to Chopped Worn-Out Tire concrete as a partial replacement of cement weight. Superpasticizer was addition by 4% and polymer (SBR) by 15%. The Chopped Worn-Out Tire (Ch.W.T.) addition to reference concrete with the three proportions as a Partial Replacement Ratio (PRR) of (25,25),(20,30),and (30,20) by volume of (sand and gravel) respectively. Three mixes were selected with above PRR for each type of admixture in additional to three mixes for Ch.W.T. concrete without admixtures and three reference mixes with admixtures without Ch.W.T. Thus, twelve mixes could be used in this investigation. Compressive strength and modulus of elasticity (static and dynamic) were tested. The test results indicated that the use of admixture led to significant improvement in concrete properties in general. Superplasticizer gave best results comparative with polymer, for example at 28 day the compressive strength of superplasticizer Ch.W.T. concrete Csp25,25 was 32.5 MPa, while compressive strength of polymer modified Ch.W.T. concrete CB25,25 was 28 MPa and compressive strength of Ch.W.T. concrete C25,25 was 21.2 MPa.