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

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

GRADEVINAR, cilt.72, ss.311-322, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 72 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14256/jce.2575.2018
  • Dergi Adı: GRADEVINAR
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.311-322


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.