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Journal of Engineering
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 1670615, 6 pages
Research Article

The Mechanical Properties of the Concrete Using Metakaolin Additive and Polymer Admixture

1School of Computing, Science & Engineering, University of Salford, Manchester M5 4WT, UK
2School of Civil Engineering, Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing 400074, China

Received 6 June 2016; Accepted 11 July 2016

Academic Editor: Peng Zhang

Copyright © 2016 Adel Al Menhosh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Environmentally friendly and high performance concrete is very import for the applications in sewage and water treatment industry. Using mineral additives such as fly ash and silica fume has been proven to be an effective approach to improve concrete properties. This paper reports a study of the effect of using both polymer and metakaolin additives together on the mechanical and durability properties of concrete. Different proportions of the combination using two different polymers, metakaolin, and recycled fiber reinforcement have been studied. The effects of water-to-cement ratio and the curing methods have also been compared. At last an optimized mixture and curing method has been suggested.