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USING LOCAL IRAQI MATERIALS IN PRODUCTION OF REFRACTORY BONDING MORTAR

Katreen E. Al Hwaidy --- Osama A. Eedan --- Shatha S. Hassan

KUFA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING مجلة الكوفة الهندسية
ISSN: 25230018 Year: 2018 Volume: 9 Issue: 2 Pages: 91-102
Publisher: University of Kufa جامعة الكوفة

Abstract

The Iraqi kaolin clay was used as a raw material in this research. three mix proportion was applied, (96:4), (93:7) and (90:10) as (kaolin grog: kaolin binding ). The specimens of mortar were burning at 1500ᵒC, after producing a refractory aggregate (grog) by preparation process mixing with sodium silicate solution as adhesive material with 5% by weight of the mix. The mechanical tests were carried (compressive and bonding) strength, durability investigations (thermal shrinkage, and reheating expansion), and the physical investigation was carried (bulk density, specific gravity, apparent porosity and water absorption). It was found the first mix (96:4) recorded the highest compressive strength befor burning and bonding after burning, and the best physical properties after burning at 1500 ºC, with mix proportion (96: 4), while the highest compressive strength after burning were the mix three (90: 10).

Keywords

kaolin --- sodium silicate --- reheating expansion --- grog --- compressive strength.