EFFECT OF POLYMER LATEX ON PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF COMPOSITE CONCRETE

Abstract

The presented study examines the effect of SBR polymer latex on the performance of concrete composite containing (1%MgO powder + 0.75%polyolefin fibers). In this study, the amount of added latex to concrete composite was varied. Density, compressive strength, and flexural strength were measured. The results showed that SBR addition caused a reduction in compressive strength with increase the dosage of adding. Flexural strength at 28 days improved with increase of SBR dosage (2%, 4% and 6%) and the results recorded.