Shear Design Guidelines for Polyester Concrete Using Recycled Plastic

by K. S. Rebeiz, Lafayette Coll, Easton, United States,
S. P. Serhal, Lafayette Coll, Easton, United States,
D. W. Fowler, Lafayette Coll, Easton, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII

Abstract:

Previous research on the shear behavior of steel-reinforced polymer concrete (PC) beams has been very limited and no efficient design procedures have been proposed. In all the previous studies, it was generally assumed that the shear behavior of steel-reinforced PC is similar to the shear behavior of steel-reinforced portland cement concrete because both are composite materials consisting of a binder and inorganic aggregates. The objective of this paper is to develop a design procedure in shear for steel-reinforced PC beams using unsaturated polyester resins based on recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate), PET, plastic waste.



Subject Headings: Material properties | Plastic design | Concrete | Recycling | Plastics | Shear strength | Reinforced concrete | Shear stress

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