Durability of Styrene-Butadiene latex modified concrete

F. A. Shaker, A. S. El-Dieb, M. M. Reda

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The durability of reinforced concrete structures represents a major concern to many investigators. The use of latex modified concrete (LMC) in construction has urged researchers to review and investigate its different properties. This study is part of a comprehensive investigation carried on the use of polymers in concrete. The main objective of this study to investigate and evaluate the main durability aspects of Styrene-Butadiene latex modified concrete (LMC) compared to those of conventional concrete. Also, the main microstructural characteristics of LMC were studied using a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The SEM investigation of the LMC showed major differences in its microstructure compared to that of the conventional concrete. The LMC proved to be superior in its durability compared to the durability of conventional concrete especially its water tightness (measured by water penetration, absorption, and sorptivity tests), abrasion, corrosion, and sulphate resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-720
Number of pages10
JournalCement and Concrete Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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