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The Influence of Incorporating Plastic within Concrete and the Potential Use of Microwave Curing; A Review

Mohammed, H, Sadique, MM, Shaw, A and Brás, A The Influence of Incorporating Plastic within Concrete and the Potential Use of Microwave Curing; A Review. Journal of Building Engineering. ISSN 2352-7102 (Accepted)

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Abstract

In recent decades, researchers have used plastic to replace natural aggregates (NAs), or as filler and fibre within the concrete. This particular paper puts forward a review that gives comprehensive consideration to the properties and drawbacks, of concrete that contains plastic. As such, it may be hypothesised that poor bond capacity and higher air content due to inclusion of plastic aggregate (PA) within concrete are the predominant factors that reduce the properties in terms of mechanics and durability. In that regard, this study has put forward a new method of curing using microwave irradiation for improvement with respect to those factors. So, that there can be further improvement with regard to overall durability with respect to advanced chemical and hydrophobic resistivity and enhanced performance for conventional concrete with respect to bonding and ductility.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0905 Civil Engineering, 1201 Architecture, 1202 Building
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2020 12:10
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2020 12:15
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101824
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13698

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