Micro-structural Analysis of Polymer Concrete

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TABLE OF CONTENT

 CERTIFICATION       i   DEDICATION                   ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                  iii TABLE OF CONTENT                  iv LIST OF FIGURES                   vii LIST OF PLATES                  viii LIST OF TABLES                  x ABSTRACT                    xi 


CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION             

1.1   Background                   1 1.1.1    Polystyrene production              2 1.1.2    Expanded polystyrene               2 1.1.3    Properties of expanded polystyrene            3 1.1.4    Porous concrete                4 1.1.5    How microstructure form              5 1.2  Aim                     6 1.3  Objectives                   6 1.4  Statement of the problem              7 1.5  Justification of the study               7 1.6  Scope and limitation                7 

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CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW          

 2.1  Polymer concrete                  8 2.1.1  Properties of polymer concrete             13 2.1.2  Uses and applications of polymer concrete          15 2.2  Properties and uses of polystyrene            17 2.3  Properties and uses of expanded polystyrene         18 2.4  Properties and uses of lightweight concrete          18   2.5  Properties and uses of Portland cement concrete        19   2.6  Microstructure properties              20 2.7  Summary                  22 


CHAPTER THREE: MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY    

   3.1  Material Preparation                24 3.1.1  Collection and Preparation of expanded polystyrene and sand     24 3.1.2  Preparation of EPS Binder solution            24   3.1      Methodology                  24     3.1.1  Sieve analysis of the soil              24 3.2.2   Moisture content of the soil              26     3.2.3   Specific gravity of the soil              27 3.3      Microstructural analysis of the polyster+ polymer concrete      28 3.3.1    Polyster+ Polymer concrete preparation          28 3.3.2    Microstructural analysis of the polyster+ polymer concrete      29 3.4  Microstructural analysis of the control experiment (mortar)     32 

vii  3.4.1The preparation of the control experiment (mortar)        32 3.4.2 Microstructural analysis of the control experiment (mortar)      34 


CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS AND DISCUSSION    

   4.1 Sieve analysis of the soil                35 4.2 Moisture content of the soil              37 4.3 Specific gravity of the soil              37 4.4 Microstructural analysis of the polyster+ polymer concrete and mortar    37 4.5 Discussion of Result                40 


CHAPTER FIVE: CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION   

5.1  Conclusion                  42     5.2  Recommendation                42 5.3  References                  43    

viii  LIST OF FIGURES Figure 2.1 Particle distribution curve             36  

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APA

Habeeb, I (2019). Micro-structural Analysis of Polymer Concrete. Afribary.com: Retrieved August 19, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/ibrahim-habeeb-olanrewaju

MLA 8th

Ibrahim, Habeeb. "Micro-structural Analysis of Polymer Concrete" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 02 Feb. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/ibrahim-habeeb-olanrewaju . Accessed 19 Aug. 2019.

MLA7

Ibrahim, Habeeb. "Micro-structural Analysis of Polymer Concrete". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 02 Feb. 2019. Web. 19 Aug. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/ibrahim-habeeb-olanrewaju >.

Chicago

Ibrahim, Habeeb. "Micro-structural Analysis of Polymer Concrete" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed August 19, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/ibrahim-habeeb-olanrewaju