Study on Action Mechanism of Polyvinyl Alcohol Polymers in High Performance Cement-Based Composites
In order to discuss the action mechanism of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) polymers in high performance cement-based composites(HPCBC), the effect of PVA on the strength of HPCBC with different ratio of polymer to binding material (P/B) was studied,and action mechanism of PVA polymers in HPCBC were also studied by SEM and X ray diffraction(XRD). Results show that the strength of HPCBC with addition of PVA polymers can be improved greatly,and there exists an optimal P/B with which the strength were upmost; In this experiment, the optimal P/B is 2.5%,and at this point the strength attain extremity with compressive strength and flexural strength of 113.6MPa, 23.0MPa respectively.By using SEM and XRD, it is found that the interface zone structure is improved and so it was of high-density, low-porosity and high adhere-strength, and PVA polymers chemical action works in the course of cement hydration and hardening.
D. Lin and Z. Y. Wen, "Study on Action Mechanism of Polyvinyl Alcohol Polymers in High Performance Cement-Based Composites", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 99-100, pp. 1137-1140, 2011