Effect of curing methods and scrap tyre addition on properties of mortars

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Bostanci L., Ustundag O., Sola O. C., Uysal M.

GRADEVINAR, vol.72, no.4, pp.311-322, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14256/jce.2575.2018
  • Journal Name: GRADEVINAR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Communication Abstracts, ICONDA Bibliographic, Metadex, Directory of Open Access Journals, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.311-322
  • Keywords: mortar, scrap tyre, curing procedure, thermal conductivity, compressive strength, TIRE RUBBER, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, CEMENT MORTAR, BEHAVIOR, LIQUEFACTION, CONCRETE
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


Mechanical, thermal conductivity, and porosity properties of scrap tyre incorporated mortars are examined experimentally in this study for various curing conditions. Cement mortars were prepared by adding 0%, 1%, 5%, 10% and 18% of scrap tyre by cement weight, and the mortars were subjected to three curing procedures for 14 weeks. The lowest thermal conductivity values were obtained on samples containing 18% of scrap tyre by water curing and wetting-drying curing as 1.09 and 1.14 W/mK, respectively. The maximum compressive strength of 61.5 MPa was obtained on a pure sample cured by wetting and drying, while the flexural strength of pure and a 1%additive incorporated samples, which were also cured by wetting-drying, amounted to 9.1 and 8.2 MPa, respectively.