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Effect of Ultraviolet Aging on the Bonding and Tensile Properties of Polymer-Cement Composite

Zhihang Wang1,*, Jinyu Xu1,2, Xin Meng1, Conigjin Zhu1
1 Air Force Engineering University, Xi’an, 710038, China
2 Northwest Polytechnic University, Xi’an, 710072, China
* Corresponding Author: Zhihang Wang. Email:

Journal of Renewable Materials 2021, 9(6), 1157-1168. https://doi.org/10.32604/jrm.2021.014878

Received 05 November 2020; Accepted 10 December 2020; Issue published 11 March 2021

Abstract

In this paper, the specimens of polymer-cement composites after 1 d, 7 d, 15 d, and 30 d aging without aging and UV aging are subjected to fixed extension test and tensile test. By observing the mode of the composite in the fixed-elongation test, and measuring the elastic recovery rate, tensile strength, elongation at break, peak tensile strain, tensile toughness and pre-peak tensile toughness of the composite, the effects of UV aging on the bonding and the tensile properties of the composite were studied. And combining with scanning electron microscopy experiments, the micro-mechanism of the effect of ultraviolet aging on the properties of composite was analyzed. The results showed that the composite had a good bonding property, and no damage was observed after UV aging for 30 days. The UV aging increased the elastic recovery rate and peak tensile within a certain range. The elastic recovery rate and peak tensile strain of the composite increased by 6.60% and 23.55% respectively after UV aging for 15 days. Therefore, the UV aging could enhance the tensile property and the tensile energy consumption performance of the composite. The tensile strength of the composite increased by 65.36% after UV aging for 30 days. The tensile toughness and pre-peak tensile toughness of the composite were increased by 43.29% and 101.83% respectively after UV aging for 15 days. The elongation at break of composite decreased continuously after UV aging due to the photo-oxygen reaction, as well as secondary hydration reaction and cross-linking curing reaction of cement.

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Polymer-cement composite; ultraviolet aging; bonding property; tensile property; failure mode; microstructure

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Wang, Z., Xu, J., Meng, X., Zhu, C. (2021). Effect of Ultraviolet Aging on the Bonding and Tensile Properties of Polymer-Cement Composite. Journal of Renewable Materials, 9(6), 1157–1168.

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