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Assessment of Physical, Chemical and Mechanical Properties of Polymer Mortar

Author(s): Prof. S.R.Kannan and Prof. M.Deivanai
Paper category: Proceeding
Book title: International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Construction
Editor(s): T.Ch. Madhavi, G. Prabhakar, Santhosh Ram, and P.M. Rameshwaran
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-161-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 52-57
Total Pages : 6
Language : English

Abstract: Mortar by definition is a blended mix of sand, a binding agent such as cement or lime, and water. It is applied as a paste in construction works which then sets hard providing an aggregate structure. Mortar has been conventionally utilized for masonry construction to fill gaps between the bricks and blocks and as a surface finish material in plastering and flooring. The first evidences of human usage of mortar are dated back to 6500 B.C. Since then mortars have gone through a major transition and cement mortars have dominated the construction industry since the 19th century. Efforts have been continuously made to produce stronger mortars to suit varied construction and repair requirements. Polymer mortars are one such type of mortars that is prepared by partly reinstating the cementitious binders of conventional cement mortar with the help of polymers. They improve mortars by reducing the curing required, providing more workability, improved adhesion and strength properties. Polymer mortars have been recommended for use as adhesive and grouts in tiling works, patch and reconstruction works in concrete, flooring in pavements and for waterproofing purposes. Experiments have been made in this study to investigate the modern forms of polymer mortar and assess its properties. This pursuit has clearly indicated the positives of polymer mortars when compared with conventional mortars and their suitability for advanced construction requirements.

Online publication: 2017
Publication type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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