Journal article

Preparation of TiO2/epoxy resin composite and its effect on mechanical and bonding properties of OPC mortars

SY Guo, X Zhang, J Ren, JZ Chen, TJ Zhao, TW Li, L Zhang

Construction and Building Materials | Elsevier | Published : 2021

Abstract

Bisphenol A-type epoxy resin reinforced by TiO2 with different dosages (0, 1%, 3%, 5%) was for the first time used as a polymeric admixture to prepare ordinary Portland cement (OPC) mortars in this study. Tensile strength of the TiO2/epoxy resin composite, and flowability, compressive strength and flexural strength as well as the bonding strength of OPC mortars were measured. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was also carried out to observe the interfacial transition zone (ITZ) between sand and OPC paste, and the bonding interfacial transition zone (BITZ) between OPC mortar (either modified by the epoxy resin or not) and a substrate material. Results showed the tensile strength of the TiO2/..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by major program of Shandong province


Awarded by open Fund of Key Laboratory of Large Structure Health Monitoring and Control


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51978354), major program of Shandong province (GG201809170147), open Fund of Key Laboratory of Large Structure Health Monitoring and Control (KLLSHMC1906). The corresponding author would like to acknowledge the fellowship support provided by the Tai Shan Scholar Programme, Qing Chuang technology plan of Shandong provincial institutions.