Optimization of the Percentage of Cellulose, Latex and Metakaolin in the Production of Cementitious Composites

( Vol-6,Issue-4,April 2019 ) OPEN ACCESS

Lara Cristina Péres dos Santos, Rondinele Alberto dos Reis Ferreira, Leila Aparecida de Castro Motta, Daniel Pasquini


Cellulose kraft pulp,Design of experiments, Flexural strength, Natural rubber latex.


In this work the influence of the addition of the variables cellulose kraft pulps, natural rubber latex and metakaolin as reinforcements in cementitious composites was studied.The influence of the analyzed variables on the properties of the cementitious composites was evaluated through an experimental design (DOE) at 28 days age. The best modulus of rupture was the 12.29 MPa presented by the composite with 7.097% cellulose, 0.37% latex and 50.155% metakaolin. The composite with 5.928% cellulose, 1.85% latex, and 55.195% metakaolin had the best toughness of approximately 1.10 kJ/m². According to the results obtained contact angle, it was possible to prove that the latex adhered to the pulp, hydrophobizing it. Therefore, it was concluded that it is possible to use the natural rubber latex in the cellulosic pulp and the metakaolin to protect the fiber in cementitious composites.

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