Application of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) in cement-based composite materials: A review of its engineering properties and microstructure behavior

Teo, DCL (2016) Application of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) in cement-based composite materials: A review of its engineering properties and microstructure behavior. Construction and Building Materials, 107. pp. 172-180. ISSN 09500618

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Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) was created about 90 years ago as the first synthetic colloid and it has been used for various applications since then. One of the significant applications of PVA is in the building industry. It was found that PVA can be used as a modifier, aggregate surface pre-treatment agent and fiber reinforcement in cement-based composite materials. This paper provides a review on the physical properties of PVA and discusses on the effects of PVA towards the engineering properties of cement-based composite materials. The effects of PVA on the changes in the fracture surface, structure of the interfacial transition zone (ITZ) and composition in ITZ of cement-based composite materials are also presented. In addition, the needs in research for future development of PVA in the building industry are also addressed. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polyvinyl alcohol; Engineering properties; Fracture surface; Interfacial transition zone; Composition changes, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Meng
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 03:01
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 02:51
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10456

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