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Title: Study on Mechanical Properties of Polycaprolactone Modified Cement-Based Material

Author(s): Hai-feng Lu, Kai Zhang, Jin-long Yi & Ai-chao Wei

Publication: IJCSM

Volume: 16


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Keywords: polycaprolactone (PCL), cement paste, cement mortar, concrete, uniaxial compression test, microscopic test

DOI: 10.1186/s40069-022-00516-w

Date: 7/31/2022

With the continuous development of economy, engineering construction is developing towards deep high-stress area, and the problems of large-deformation engineering are becoming more and more serious. Anchoring grouting is a very effective support reinforcement method. The anchoring grouting materials used in the project are mainly cement paste and cement mortar. The characteristics of the grouting material have a decisive influence on the grouting effect. However, it is difficult for the existing grouting materials to satisfy the requirements of strength and deformation at the same time, and improvement is urgently needed. Polycaprolactone (PCL) is an organic polymer material of good engineering properties, including high ductility, good stability and strong impact resistance. In this paper, PCL was added as an auxiliary additive to cement-based materials innovatively, and the mechanical test and micro-test of PCL-cement-based materials were carried out. The results show that adding PCL can significantly increase the compressive strength of cement paste. By adjusting the content of PCL, the strength and ductility of cement mortar can be effectively improved. When the content of PCL is 15%, ideal high performance cement mortar material can be obtained. Anchor grouting is a very effective reinforcement and support method.