Fire Performance of Recycled Rubber-Filled Normal Strength Concrete
In Australia, due to the high risk of fire hazard, not only strength features, but also having an acceptable fire resistance is required. In this project, fire performance of concrete is studied using recycled chemically activated tyre rubber to replace the fine aggregates partially. Although, rubber shows promising behaviour to optimize the fire performance, impact resistance and ductility, but the increase in rubber content reduces the compressive strength of the mixes compared to standard concrete mixes. Hence, we are attempting to decrease this reduction by chemically treating rubber.
This framework helps evaluate the activated recycled rubber in concrete construction considering its quality, economic feasibility and environmental suitability.
Research Project Supervisors:
Professor Bijan Samali (Principal), Professor Zhong Tao, Doctor Richard Wuhrer, Doctor Georgius Adam
9th World Congress on Materials Science and Engineering - Italy, June 2017
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