THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF GREEN CEMENT MORTAR DIP-COATED WITH POLYURETHANE POLYMER
Shatha R. Ahmed, Mena F. Khdheer & Aseel B. Al-Zubaidi*
Materials Engineering Department, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq
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In this work, incorporation of glass powders from three different origins (window sheet glass powder, green-colored and brown-colored glass powders) is accomplished in an attempt to reduce the water absorption property and improve the hardness and compression strength of the cement mortars. Furthermore, the effect of Sikafloor 161 Polyurethane polymer, as a coating material, on the water absorption, hardness, and compression of the cement mortars are investigated and discussed. Results show that there is a noticeable effect of the glass type and glass-to-cement weight ratio on the water absorption and mechanical properties of the mortars specimens. These results were analyzed and discussed in detail. The present works emphasize the usefulness and advantages of utilizing glass powders and the Polyurethane polymer in the synthesis of cement mortars with additional qualities.