Improving the Bond Strength of Rice Husk Ash Concrete by Incorporating Polymer: A New Approach

D. K. Bangwar, M. A. Soomro, N. A. Laghari, M. A. Soomro, A. A. Buriro


This paper gives an insight of how to improve the bond strength of cement in which concrete is replaced with rice husk ash. A concrete mix was prepared and was used in different types of mixes i.e. Control Mix, 10% cement substituted concrete with rice husk ash and polymer modified concrete by incorporation different dosages of polymer in the 10% cement substituted concrete. A bar of 12mm diameter, 300mm in length was placed in the center of the cylindrical specimens for pull out test. It was observed that the bond strength between concrete and steel decreases with the replacement of cement with ash, conversely the bond strength improves with the addition of polymer dosages.


polymer; bond strength; RHA; cement replacement

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