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dc.contributor.advisorGerges, Najib N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRachidi, Kawsaren_US
dc.contributor.authorJabaly, Issamen_US
dc.contributor.authorRachidi, Wadaden_US
dc.contributor.authorZaouk, Sammyen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 46).en_US
dc.descriptionSupervised by Dr. Najib Gergess.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree ofMaster of Science in Civil Engineering as per norms of Balamand University. The purpose of this research paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of different bonding agents on a concrete construction joint. The evaluation was for bonding with no additives depending on the concrete itself, bonding using latex as a concrete additive, and bonding using epoxy. The specimens for evaluation were cylinders and beams; half of the cylinders were poured and beams ,at an angle of 45 degree ,were poured and cured for 7 days, after which bonding agents were applied and concrete was poured to complete the other half. The specimens were cured for 4 days in water and the rest of the 28 days in the air for the latex and epoxy to cure. This procedure was repeated on a concrete compressive strength of 35, 45, 55 and 55MPa.Compressive strength and Brazilian tensile splitting tests were done on cylinders to evaluate the success of the bond.Also, a flexure test was done on beams. Accordingly, epoxy was more capable, than the latex, in achieving the desired bond on a concrete construction joint.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBy Kawsar Rachidi, Issam Jabaly, Wadad Rachidi, Sammy Zaouken_US
dc.format.extentix, 46 p. :ill., tables ;30 cmen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.subject.lcshConcrete construction--Jointsen_US
dc.titleEffect of bonding materials on a construction jointsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Civil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMS in Civil Engineeringen_US
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