Laboratory study of water absorption of modified mortar

Borhan, M.M and Norsuzailina, Mohamed Sutan (2022) Laboratory study of water absorption of modified mortar. In: Civil Engineering, Science and Technology Challenges: Structural Engineering and Construction Materials. UNIMAS Publisher, pp. 42-47. ISBN 978-967-2298-90-8

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This study investigates the effects of polymer additives namely polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) on water absorption and compressive strength of mortar. Twelve mortar mixtures were investigated for water absorption test and compressive strength test. Results showed that water absorption were inversely proportional to the percentage of PVAc addition. Final analysis showed that addition of PVAc had significant effects on water absorption. Samples with 1%, 3% and 5% addition of PVAc showed an increase of water absorption capacity in comparison to control mortar.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mortar, Water Absorption, Compressive Strength, Polymer Additive
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mohamed Sutan
Date Deposited: 12 May 2022 00:48
Last Modified: 12 May 2022 00:48

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